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S.Fla. Doctor Given 6 Years In Pill Mill Case

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WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) —A South Florida doctor is behind bars after a U.S. District judge in West Palm Beach sentenced her to more than six years in prison in connection to a pill mill case.

Cynthia Cadet, 43, was charged with money laundering related to her prescription of millions of oxycodone pills and other narcotics

The case against Cadet was part of a broad 2010 investigation into “pill mill” clinics.

The 74-year-old doctor Joseph Castronuovo received a year and a half behind bars.

Both doctors plan to appeal Friday’s ruling. Last year a federal judge cleared the doctors of causing patients to fatally overdose.

Both doctors were involved with the American Pain clinics in Broward and Palm Beach counties and were the only physicians in the case to rejected plea deals.

Prosecutors said the clinics were one of the nation’s biggest illicit prescription drug operations.

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