Kansas doctor sentenced to 5 years on drug charge

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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A 54-year-old physician has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for unlawfully prescribing drugs at his Manhattan, Kan., pain clinic.

The U.S. Attorney's office says Michael P. Schuster also has agreed to pay more than $100,000 in restitution, a $25,000 fine and an additional $400,000 forfeiture money judgment. He also agreed in his plea deal Wednesday to forfeit his clinic building, a 2012 Ford pickup truck and more than $11,000 contained in two bank accounts.

In his plea in January, Schuster admitted letting unlicensed employees write hundreds of prescriptions for painkillers and other controlled substances while he was traveling. Prosecutors say he directed staff members to distribute controlled substances using blank prescription pads he had signed in advance.


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