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5th Circ. Rejects Pill Mill Doc's Challenge To 5-Year Sentence

Law360 (June 13, 2018, 6:43 PM EDT) -- A Fifth Circuit panel has upheld the five-year prison sentence given to a Houston doctor who was convicted on 19 counts related to running a pill mill that handed out more than 11,000 prescriptions for oxycodone over a seven-year period, rejecting his arguments that there were a lack of evidence and other flaws in the prosecution’s case. 

The Fifth Circuit, in an opinion issued Tuesday, determined there was ample evidence to support the July 2016 conviction of 73-year-old pain-management practitioner Dr. Richard Arthur Evans, who was...
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