A South Florida doctor and more than half a dozen employees of a pain clinic group were arrested for racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering and eight counts of manslaughter, following a five year investigation.
The owners of a Pompano Beach pain clinic who were charged with more than a dozen counts each of racketeering, prescription drug trafficking and money laundering made their first appearance before a judge on Wednesday.
Broward Sheriff’s deputies and a SWAT team raid the offices of a pain clinic in Pompano Beach Tuesday morning which they suspect was operating as a ‘pill mill’.
The co-owner of four South Florida pain clinics responsible for illegally distributing some 20 million pain pills was slapped with a prison sentence of more than 15 years.
Miami-Dade County is getting tough on pain clinics that operate in the county. Tuesday, the Commission approved an ordinance that requires all pain clinic owners in Miami-Dade to register their clinic with the Department of Consumer Services.