Doc Says $4.5M ‘Pill Mill’ Charges Are Tainted By Bias

Law360, New York (November 16, 2017, 3:20 PM EST) -- A physician urged a Georgia federal judge Wednesday to reject a magistrate judge’s recommendation to let stand his indictment on charges he operated two “pill mill” clinics in a $4.5 million scheme, saying search warrants against him relied on biased sources.

George Mack Bird III argued that law enforcement had relied on biased informants and flawed information in assembling an affidavit to seek a search warrant against him, meaning that the search warrants cannot be seen as valid and the resulting evidence must be suppressed.

He also again urged the court to hold a Franks hearing, which is employed to determine...

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March 8, 2017

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