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Former Eastern Kentucky MD Pleads Guilty

Dec
15

 

Former Eastern Kentucky MD Pleads Guilty

 

USA Today reports on December 13, 2011 that former eastern Kentucky physician Richard Albert has pleaded guilty to illegally dispensing about 50,000 pain-killers to people who didn’t medically need them. Albert agrees to forfeit $500,000 in proceeds from the conspiracy and faces up to 20 years in prison. Sentencing will occur April 18, 2012 in U.S. District Court.

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