Florida doctor sentenced to 25 years in 3 pill mill deaths

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PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) – A federal judge in Tampa has sentenced a 76-year-old doctor to 25 years in prison for the deaths of three patients who were prescribed pain medications at his clinic.

U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore told Edward Neil Feldman at sentencing Monday that the doctor “became a drug pusher” and will have the “rest of his life to think about that.”

The Tampa Bay Times reports Feldman showed no remorse. Feldman suggested he didn’t know he was breaking the law and asked the judge to show mercy on his 66-year-old wife Kim Feldman. She’s scheduled for sentencing Tuesday. She managed her husband’s office.

The Feldmans were convicted during a 17-day trial on multiple counts in a drug and financial conspiracy. Edward Feldman was held accountable for the three deaths.