WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The co-owner of South Florida pain
clinics responsible for illegally distributing some 20 million pain
pills has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison.
A judge in West Palm Beach imposed the sentence Friday on
31-year-old Jeffrey George. George and his twin brother operated
four clinics in Broward and Palm Beach counties that authorities
say made $40 million from the illicit sale of oxycodone and other
The brothers were among 32 people charged in state and federal
court in a sweep dubbed "Operation Oxy Alley." Prosecutors say 28
have pleaded guilty. George pleaded guilty in October to
George also pleaded guilty in August to a state charge of
second-degree murder involving a 2009 overdose death. He has not
yet been sentenced in that case.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.