December 15, 2011
It was announced Wednesday by the United States Attorneys Office for the Eastern District that a 70-year-old Philadelphia man previously charged with illegally running an abortion clinic has been charged with running an illegal medication operation as well. According to ABC 6 News, the man pled not guilty to murder in connection with the deaths of seven babies and a patient who died of an overdose while waiting for an abortion.
A 23-count indictment against the man was released earlier this week by the district attorney’s office accusing him of writing abundant prescriptions for heavily abused medications, such as Xanax and OxyContin, sometimes without even examining a patient. It is also alleged that in a period of two years, his staff dispensed more than 500,000 pills containing oxycodone, more than 400,000 pills containing alprazolam, and more than 19,000 ounces of cough syrup containing codeine.
The indictment comes a day after the man’s wife was charged with preforming an abortion after 24-weeks of pregnancy, along with two counts of conspiracy and participation in a corrupt organization.