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Davie Doctor Faces Prison Time For Involvement In Pill Mill Operation

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Assorted prescription pills (Source: Melanie Acevedo via Getty Images)

Assorted prescription pills (Source: Melanie Acevedo via Getty Images)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A Davie doctor, after pleading guilty for his involvement in a pill mill operation and tax evasion, is facing up to 20-years in prison

Dr. Stephen Anthony, over a period of 10-months, wrote more than 12,000 oxycodone prescriptions and over 5,700 for Xanax through an urgent care center, according to reports.

On Friday, the doctor entered his pleas to conspiring to illegally dispense the pills, as well as evading over $550,000 in taxes, using the money for lavish purchases such as jewelry and expensive cars.

Anthony was connected to Vincent Colangelo, who previously pleaded guilty to several charges arising from his operation of six Broward County pills mills.

 

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