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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

“SURE, I’LL COME BACK TO PRISON AFTER SIX MONTHS AT HOME!” Less Than Two Months After Surrendering To Federal Custody, Michigan's “Crooked Chiropractor”, Robert Buckhannon, Seeks Release From The Grey Bar Hotel (Will This “Phoenix” Rise?)

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“It all but goes without saying that Mr. Buckhannon possess no threat to the safety of his immediate community or family. He has been convicted of a financial crime. His prior criminal record also shows a conviction for a financial crime. 

At the time of sentencing on February 13, 2020, Mr. Buckhannon was successfully complying with the terms of federal probation through the U.S. District Court in Nevada. 

It should be noted that his current conviction involves conduct that occurred before the events contributing to his prior conviction. 

His personal history and criminal convictions establish that he is a strong candidate for home confinement.” 

April 13, 2020
Letter from Buckhannon's attorney to Atwater Prison Warden, requesting sentence modification

Less than two months after Robert Buckhannon entered prison on March 25, 2020, his attorney filed a motion to modify the terms of his sentence from incarceration to home confinement.

Buckhannon formally struck a plea deal May 30, 2019 in U. S. District Court, agreeing to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. 

The deal stemmed from the criminal indictment filed August 8, 2018 against Buckhannon and co-defendant Kelly DeMoss, shown together at left in an undated photo taken at Battle Creek's On Deck Sports Bar. 

As detailed in the factual basis for the plea, Buckhannon admitted his role in a scheme to defraud Blackburne & Sons Realty Capital Corporation, perpetrated with DeMoss.

In a motion filed on May 8, 2020, Buckhannon's attorney, John Damak, is requesting early release due to a “combination of Mr. Buckhannon’s documented serious medical conditions, his confinement within a BOP facility and the ever growing spread of COVID-19 throughout California and the BOP have created a life-threatening scenario for Mr. Buckhannon. This amalgam of factors has created an extraordinary and compelling reason that justifies a modification of his term of imprisonment to home confinement.” 

According to the motion, in the early morning hours on February 12, 2020, one day prior to his sentencing, Buckhannon was treated at a Las Vegas hospital for shortness of breath and chest pain. 

A right bundle branch blockage was detected. A right bundle branch blockage is a blockage of electrical impulses to the heart’s right ventricle. 

According to the Mayo Clinic, most people with bundle branch block are symptom-free and don't need treatment. 

However, if an underlying heart condition is causing the bundle branch block, treatment might involve medications to reduce high blood pressure or lessen the effects of heart failure. 

Additionally, depending on symptoms whether a patient has other heart problems, a doctor might recommend a pacemaker. 

According to Buckhannon’s motion, a “bundle branch blockage is a serious heart condition that causes an interruption of the electrical pulses in the heart that can lead to an irregular heartbeat and potential heart failure.” 

And while the treating emergency department physician in Las Vegas wanted to admit Buckhannon for further monitoring and testing, Buckhannon discharged himself (against medical advice) in order to attend his sentencing hearing in Michigan the following day.

It appears from documentation filed by his attorney that Buckhannon neglected to pursue any medical follow-up for his “condition” during the 42 days between the February 12, 2020 sentencing and March 25, 2020 surrender to federal custody. 

In his April 14, 2020 letter to Atwater's warden, Buckhannon's attorney pulls the “sick old guy” card from his bag of tricks:

“Mr. Buckhannon is a 59-year-old man with a personal and family history of heart disease. One day prior to his sentencing hearing on February 12, 2020, Mr. Buckhannon was diagnosed with a left bundle branch blockage. This blockage is most likely an indicator of underlying heart disease. Mr. Buckhannon’s father had triple bypass surgery. Within the last five months, his father has also undergone two separate procedures for the implantation of seven heart stints. His mother suffers from atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) and a right bundle branch blockage. Mr. Buckhannon’s brother also suffers from atrial fibrillation. Mr. Buckhannon, and the inmate population at Atwater, will be best served by releasing him to home confinement due to the severely heightened likelihood of him contracting COVID-19 while housed at Atwater.” 

(Damn, you can almost hear the violins!)

Since his confinement at Atwater, “Buckhannon has been prescribed an Albuterol inhaler for asthma and a Holter monitor. A Holter monitor is a device that is constantly worn to monitor the heart’s rhythm. A chest x-ray was also ordered but has yet to be performed. Due to the possible inadequacies of the BOP’s health system, Mr. Buckhannon has yet to be issued the Holter monitor.” 

Let's get real: nowhere in his motion does Buckhannon's attorney relay any information about steps his client took between his sentencing and incarceration to further assess or treat his so-called his medical condition—until he landed in federal stir.

Buckhannon's own attorney acknowledged that on March 14, 2020, the federal Bureau Of Prisons announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19 in New York, ten days before Buckhannon reported to Atwater.

In my opinion, more than enough time for Buckhannon to get treatment in Las Vegas for what may simply be “Shit! I’m going to prison!” shpilkes.

And here's the twist: Buckhannon's attorney asserted in his motion that at the time of sentencing “on February 13, 2020, Mr. Buckhannon was successfully complying with the terms of federal probation through the U.S. District Court in Nevada.” 

Not so fast!

There's a cat in Orange County, California, who may differ with that assessment.

Buckhannon was one of three defendants named in a civil fraud complaint filed January 15, 2020 in California's Superior Court/Orange County by OC Care Management, Inc. (OCCM). 

OC Care Management was formed on September 13, 2019 by Sajid (Jay) Geronimo. The complaint alleged breach of contract, intentional interference with a contractual relation, intentional interference with prospective economic relations, and conversion. OCCM is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 arising out of defendants Genetic Technological Innovations, LLC and CEO Nicholas Glimcher's failure to pay OCCM according to an oral contract, as a result of defendant Buckhannon's wrongful conduct in preventing OCCM from receiving payment for services rendered to GTI. 

Essentially, it appears from the allegations in the civil complaint that Buckhannon financially cock-blocked OCCM's referral fee income stream (AKA kickbacks) from GTI by cutting a side deal of his own. 

Geronimo's attorney, a super-agressive dude who threatened to sue me, may be interested in learning Buckhannon is seeking to be released to home confinement in Las Vegas.

That's right, Buckhannon's attorney is requesting six months home confinement, after which Buckhannon will return to prison to serve the balance of his sentence, or the modification of his sentence to serve his entire 24-month stretch at home in Las Vegas.

“If released to home confinement, Mr. Buckhannon will reside at his home with his wife, Olga Buckhannon. The home is located at 1212 Dream Bridge, Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The home is a single family, stand-alone structure that only he and his wife will reside at. The structure of the home along with its location should provide more than adequate monitoring capabilities if Mr. Buckhannon is placed on home confinement.

It all but goes without saying that Mr. Buckhannon possess no threat to the safety of his immediate community or family. He has been convicted of a financial crime. His prior criminal record also shows a conviction for a financial crime.” 

Hey, it worked for Manafort.

More on this story as it develops, including the response from the Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Michigan.


  1. All these Crooks have no mercy on the victims they need to do their time! They have a better chance of containing it in prison. They stole so many peoples dreams I say no mercy!

  2. Govt should check his brother Ronald and Cristian Olivarez out of North Carolina and Mcallen Tx on a scam selling diluted Inoculent called Cultiv 1260 to the govt of Mexico.