Monday, March 11, 2013
Prosecutors have asked a judge to begin contempt proceedings against a Haysville woman convicted in a moneymaking conspiracy linked to 68 overdose deaths.
The government is trying to force Linda Schneider to repatriate funds in a Mexican bank account and sell a villa in Acapulco to pay a $1.27 million forfeiture judgment.
Dr. Stephen Schneider and his wife, Linda, were convicted in 2010 of unlawfully prescribing drugs, health care fraud and money laundering. He is serving 30 years in prison, she is serving 33 years.
Prosecutors filed a motion Monday seeking a hearing on whether to hold Linda Schneider in contempt for not selling the villa and not bringing all money back to the United States. If found in contempt, the court can order her to serve consecutive sentences.