Doctor Who Prescribed Drugs to Anna Nicole Smith Will Face No Jail Time
Smith died in February 2007 after overdosing on prescription drugs
The doctor who prescribed drugs to the late Anna Nicole Smith will face no jail time for the actress’s death.
A judge shot down prosecutors’ recommendations to sentence Dr. Khristine Eroshevich to prison, instead fining her $100 and allowing her to walk free, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Eroshevich and Smith’s manager, Howard K. Stern, were convicted in 2010 on two counts of conspiring to obtain prescriptions under a false name, though Judge Robert J. Perry later tossed out those convictions, saying that prosecutors failed to show that the two intended to break the law.
But the convictions were reinstated in 2012 after prosecutors appealed the case, according to CBS News. However, on Friday, Perry threw out one of the convictions against Eroshevich and reduced another to a misdemeanor.
Smith died in February 2007 after overdosing on prescription drugs.
Deputy District Attorney Sean Carney told Perry on Friday that Eroshevich was guilty of “egregious overprescribing” of highly addictive medicines and chided the judge for sending “the wrong message” with the light sentence.
But Perry argued that Eroshevich had no previous history of criminal activity, adding that she did not intend to harm Smith.
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