Jury convicts Mobile doctor of writing illegal prescriptions | Mobile County Alabama News
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – A federal jury Friday discovered a Mobile physician guilty of composing unlawful prescriptions for pain relievers.
The jury discovered Dr. Chykeetra “Che Che” Maltbia guilty of 15 counts of ownership with intent to disperse an illegal drug.
District attorneys declared that Dr. Maltbia composed oxycodone prescriptions without a genuine medical factor and outside the normal course of expert practice.
Defense lawyer Dennis Knizley informed FOX10 News his customer would appeal.
“Extremely disappointed,” he stated. “I respect the jury’s decision.”
U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Beaverstock on Thursday tossed out 2 of the criminal counts versus Maltbia and earlier had actually dismissed healthcare scams counts. Knizley stated that would affect estimation of advisory standards that will contribute in sentencing. However he included that he unsure what the suggestion will be.
“Some factors, we don’t know yet. … I think it will probably be in the 50-to-70-month range,” he said.
Maltbia’s father, Leroy Ray Dotson, left the courthouse on Thursday a free man after the judge ruled prosecutors had failed to present sufficient evidence to send any of the charges to the jury.
“It was a great relief to Mr. Dotson,” defense lawyer Andrew Jones told FOX10 News on Friday. “Mr. Dotson was very elated, and he can move on with his life.”
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