Palm Coast Doctor Convicted in Drug Conspiracy

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Palm Coast doctor has been convicted on
federal charges of conspiring to illegally prescribe pain killers and money laundering.

Prosecutors said Wednesday that Dr. Gerardo A. Klug, 65, faces a
maximum of 40 years in prison and $1.25 million in fines.

Sentencing is set for Feb. 13 by U.S. District Judge Casey Rodgers.

A Pensacola jury found Klug guilty of dispensing controlled substances including Oxycontin, Lortab and Methadone to patients who didn't need the drugs for pain control.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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