Archive for Thursday, December 17, 2009

Judge warns doctor of longer sentence

December 17, 2009

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— A federal judge told a Kansas doctor to expect a lengthy prison sentence because his crime is more serious than those of common drug dealers.

Dr. Lawrence Simons pleaded guilty in October to illegally prescribing a painkiller for a woman he had never met.

Federal guidelines call for a sentence of 18 to 24 months, but the Goddard doctor could be facing up to 20 years and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced on Monday.

Comments

gr 5 years, 6 months ago

"illegally prescribing a painkiller for a woman he had never met"

Anyone see something wrong with this? If he had met her, no problem. He prescribed something that is legal to prescribe, just didn't see her.

Are drugs safe or not? Does the witchdoctor society protect its turf?

gr 5 years, 6 months ago

"a common drug dealer with a medical license."

I like that. Well said!

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