Kansas doctor pleads to federal drug charge

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A northeast Kansas doctor has pleaded guilty to unlawfully prescribing prescription drugs from his Manhattan pain clinic.

Prosecutors dropped three charges in exchange for Thursday's guilty plea by 54-year-old Michael P. Schuster to one count of conspiracy.

Schuster was accused of letting unlicensed employees write hundreds of prescriptions for painkillers and other controlled substances while he was traveling, using blank prescription forms he had signed.

U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson scheduled sentencing for April 7. Schuster faces five years in prison and has agreed to more than $500,000 in fines and forfeiture of property.

Schuster admitted in his plea that the crime occurred from April 2007 to August 2012 at his Manhattan Pain and Spine clinic.

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