Prosecutors Recommend No Prison For Anna Nicole Smith’s Associates

January 6th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
annaJan 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Anna Nicole Smith, the late Playboy model and sex symbol of the nation passed away on February 8, 2007 in a Florida hotel room owing to overdose of prescription drugs. Anna Nicole Smith’s ex-lover and lawyer Howard K. Stern and psychiatrist Dr. Khristine Eroshevich were convicted on charges of conspiring against her that led to her death and providing her drugs using false names. The media outlets reported that they are expected to sentenced this Thursday, however, in a recent development, the prosecutors of the case have suggested probation and not prison for the accused.

Dr. Khristine Eroshevich and Howard K. Stern were discharged previously on charges of providing prescripted drugs to a ‘known addict’ and Anna Nicole Smith’s personal physician was also acquitted last year. However, this time Los Angeles County district attorney has recommended Howard K. Stern and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich should get five years of probation instead of prison sentence along with $5,000 fine each and community service of 300 hours. The prosecution have also said that Dr. Khristine Eroshevich should be barred from prescribing controlled substances. They recommended that Howard K. Stern and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich should be completing their community service with CalTrans and California Medical Board respectively.

On the other hand, the defense lawyers have also asked to dismiss all the convictions and reduce other felonies to misdemeanor charges. However, prosecution has argued that there is no chance of reducing the charges to misdemeanors as there are ample evidences against them. Robert Perry, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge said that if the defendants were found guilty then he would take necessary actions against them and would consider “possible selective prosecution issues” while sentencing them.

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