5th Circ. Rejects Texas Pill Mill Doc's Conviction Appeal

By Mike Curley (July 9, 2018, 3:04 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit has upheld the conviction of a Texas doctor found guilty of running a pill mill, rejecting his arguments that the government's evidence was insufficient to show that he illegally wrote more than 11,000 oxycodone prescriptions over two years.

A three-judge panel wrote on Friday that the evidence presented at Richard Evans' trial was enough for a reasonable juror to conclude that he wrote the prescriptions without a legitimate medical purpose, despite his objections that the evidence was not specific enough to determine that they were unnecessary.

"In light of the substantial evidence that Evans ran an illegitimate practice, every...

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