Convicted felon Annette Bosworth has completed her community service. According to time sheets filed October 13, the scandal-plagued doctor and former fake Republican U.S. Senate candidate performed the last 19.5 hours of the court-prescribed 500 hours of community service by preparing for and participating in an addiction-treatment seminar for the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board and offering other presentations and training to non-profits in Rapid City on October 10–12.
One would think that, after being convicted of twelve felony counts based on conflicting dates on paper, Bosworth would be more careful about the numbers she writes on official documents. But a review of the time sheets shows at least one double dip on hours when Bosworth tells the court she was doing two things at once.
Sheet 6 reports that on May 17, 2016, Bosworth served four hours, from 12 to 4 p.m., conducting “PD Officer Training” signed off on by Richard Jensen. Sheet 5 reports that on May 17, 2016, Bosworth served four hours, from noon to 4 p.m., at Oglala Lakota College, signed off on by either Tatewin Means or Favran Kennedy (I cannot decipher the signature, but it is clearly not Richard Jensen’s).
Sheet 4 reports that on July 13, 2015, Bosworth served four hours, from 8 a.m. to noon, preparing and coordinating a “Seminar Education on Brains Addiction & Healing/Repair Process.” Sheet 8 reports that on July 13, 2015, Bosworth served eleven hours, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., working on “Addiction Programs.” However, this discrepancy appears to be simple reporting mistake by Bosworth: she wrote “7/13/15” on Sheet 4, but Jennifer Giroux signed off on it on 9/9/2016. The seminar mentioned appears to be the seminar Bosworth presented to the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board in Rapid City on October 11, 2016 (which presentation also counted toward Bosworth’s community service).
If the May 17 conflict is real and would disqualify both four-hour entries from the count, Bosworth is still to the good on hours. On Sheets 7 and 8, she undercounted her hours. When I add up all hours on the ten sheets, I get 513.25 hours. Subtract the May 17 error, and Bosworth still has 5.25 hours to spare. Thanks for the bonus, Annette!
Bosworth showed early enthusiasm for completing her sentence, putting in over two thirds of her hours (343.75) in the six months immediately after her sentencing. Then Bosworth’s enthusiasm waned: after eighteen hours of service at the end of January, Bosworth waited until May to put in any more hours and then worked in dribs and drabs into October to finish her sentence.
Now if she can just get those $11,945.10 in court costs paid back to us. At $50 a month (per the court payment agreement filed on October 13, 2016), we should see our final check for the bad doctor in 2035.