GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A Greenville physician who worked at the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center and was charged with issuing fraudulent prescriptions was initially investigated due to reports he was secretly videotaping a woman in his home, according to an affidavit providing details of the investigation.
Members of SBI’s Diversion and Environmental Crimes Unit served search warrants Friday at the home of Dr. Clinton H. Leinweber, Jr., 59, of 3600 Fair Oaks Court, Greenville, and at the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center.
Leinweber was charged with three counts of trafficking opium or heroin, which the SBI said resulted from fraudulent prescriptions from Leinweber.
Arrest warrants said the former physician has 28 grams of hydrocodone in his possession
In the affidavit for the warrant to search Leinweber’s office at the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center, SBI special agent Joseph Smith wrote that a confidential source told SBI agents in March that Leinweber was secretly videotaping a female in his home, as well as using prescription drugs to render her unconscious and film her in that state. WNCT is not releasing the name of the female, which was included in the affidavit.
The SBI said the confidential informant also provided a mini SD card containing video of Leinweber dressing the woman, who appeared to be unconscious, in pantyhose and high-heeled shoes. The informant also provided agents with three bottles of Hydrocodone-Chlorpheniramine prescribed to a former employee who with Leinweber, the SBI said.
Agents said they spoke to the woman, who said she knew Leinweber was filming her despite here asking him to stop. She also said she was suspicious Leinweber was drugging her, according to the affidavit.
The agents showed her the video, and while she said she was the person in the video, she said she had no memory of the video being taken, according to the affidavit.
The woman said she had found numerous secret recording devices in Leinweber’s home, including the shower. The recording devices, she said, were disguised as normal items like key fobs and a ball point pen.
The woman said Leinweber had three computers he took everywhere with him, including his office, and that he had an iPhone he monitored his videos system with.
During the search of Leinweber’s office, the SBI said they found multiple key fob cameras, a button camera with an SD card and an ink pen recorder
During the search of Dr. Clinton Leinweber’s home, the SBI said they found child pornography on a computer and arrested Clinton Leinweber’s son, Gregory Leinweber. Gregory Leinweber is being charged with six counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, the SBI said.
In the statement, the university said Clinton Leinweber was an ECU employee since July 1, 2012, and is a radiation oncologist who practices at the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center, a joint venture between Vidant Medical Center and the Brody School of Medicine.
According to ECU, Leinweber has been removed from the workplace pending a full investigation, and the university said they are fully cooperating with the SBI.
“ECU and the Brody School of Medicine are taking this matter very seriously. We are deeply troubled by the allegations which, if proven true, are inconsistent with the values of the university. We are committed to providing our patients an exemplary level of care. We expect all employees to conduct themselves with the highest level of integrity at all times. We assure our patients and employees that we are cooperating fully with the SBI,” said Dr. Phyllis Horns, vice chancellor for health sciences at ECU.
SBI Agents with the Northeastern District, Computer Crimes Unit and the Diversion and Environmental Crimes Unit, assisted with the searches and interviews. More charges are expected.
Clinton Leinweber is being held at the Pitt County jail under a $4,500,000 bond. Gregory Leinweber is being held under a $150,000 bond.
The Diversion and Environmental Crimes Unit conducts specialized criminal investigations involving diversion of controlled drugs by physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other health care professionals.