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Letter to the Editor: Full story of Preferred Family Healthcare has yet to be told

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Dear editor,

This is in response to the article regarding Keith Noble’s plea [“Former PFH chief clinical officer pleads guilty to concealing scheme” published Sept. 13 on].

While I am restricted as to my ability to respond to Keith Noble’s plea, I would ask that you consider the following. The facts behind all of the work we did in supporting the health care organization we founded have been clouded by sensational headlines that leave enormous gaps, which can only be filled by knowing the full narrative behind our commitment to those we served and employed.

I, and others, either as a name in an article or as a number in a plea, have been implicated in a multitude of offenses over the last year.

This has resulted in damage to many people’s reputations and integrity by our government and the media. The loss of the company that many loved dearly, along with friends, colleagues and the communities we treasured, has been painful. And all the while I, and others, have not been asked nor allowed to answer a single question by the government, the company we founded, and many journalists who continue to imply wrongdoings.

I, and others, have been told to remain silent. I, and others, have been told if we speak out or take action, our statements could be twisted and used against us, or others, in the future. I, and others, have been told that our only recourse is to wait. Even this letter may ultimately cause harm. I never believed our system of justice was as it is. This disbelief has been difficult to accept. So, I ask you, and others, as you continue to cover this evolving story to please remember there are good people, whose lives have been severely harmed after years of investigation and whose stories have yet to be told.

Thank you.

—Bontiea Goss, former chief operations officer of Preferred Family Healthcare Inc.


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