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Howard K. Stern pleads not guilty in Anna Nicole Smith drug case

Tbd-howardstern051409 From the AP:

Anna Nicole Smith
's former boyfriend, Howard K. Stern, and two doctors pleaded not guilty in L.A. to charges they conspired to provide prescription drugs to the former model before her overdose death two years ago, the AP reports.

Stern and Drs. Khristine Eroshevich and Sandeep Kapoor appeared Wednesday before Superior Court Commissioner Kristi Lousteau. The defendants said "yes" when she asked if they were pleading not guilty. They are accused of using fake names to prescribe tons drugs -- including methadone, clonazepam and chloral hydrate -- to a known addict.

The commissioner granted a motion requiring each defendant to provide a handwriting sample. She scheduled a June 8 court date to determine when a preliminary hearing will begin. That's right, a date to discuss a date, for a woman who died in 2007. Ain't the justice system grand?

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:35am]


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