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9th Circ. Affirms Doc’s Rx Conviction But Nixes Sentence

Law360, New York (December 6, 2017, 10:00 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed the criminal conviction of a doctor known as the “candyman” who wrote 50,000 prescriptions for patients who received five million opiate pills, but vacated his 27-year prison sentence due to a possible erroneous calculation of the sentencing guidelines. 

A three-judge Ninth Circuit panel upheld a federal jury’s guilty verdict for Julio Diaz on 79 counts of distributing controlled prescription drugs in violation of federal law, finding that certain evidence introduced by the federal government against the former California physician —...
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