Shriharsh Laxman Pole, 65, operated the Excel Medical Clinic in Woodbridge, even though her license had been suspended by the Virginia Board of Medicine for undue prescription of opiates.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A doctor in northern Virginia has pleaded guilty to using his pain clinic to illegally distribute more than 600,000 oxycodone tablets.
Sixty-five-year-old Shriharsh Laxman Pole was operating the Excel Medical Clinic in Woodbridge, even though his license had been suspended by the Virginia Board of Medicine for undue prescription of opiates.
Prosecutors in the Federal Court of Alexandria said that Pole was working with a nurse practitioner, Janelle Hibson, 63, of Fredericksburg, and another doctor to order oxycodone and other opiates despite signs of drug seeking behavior in patients.
Hibson has already pleaded guilty in a separate case.
The Poles signed a plea agreement on Wednesday in which he admitted to conspiring to plot for the distribution of controlled substances. The other charges were dropped.
He is liable to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in March.
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