Doctor gets 13 months in prison for dealing narcotics
by Associated Press
Published: November 1,2012
Tags: bench, court, crime, criminal, doctor, drug, health, health care, illegal drug, illicit durg, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, medical, medicine, perscription drug, physician, prison, sentence, sentencing
COLUMBUS — A doctor has been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison on three counts of distributing narcotics.
Dr. Mark Burtman of Columbus was sentenced in federal court in Oxford.
Burtman was charged with illegally distributing prescription painkillers.
He pleaded guilty to the three counts on June 28.
In addition to the prison time, he must pay more than $50,000 in fines and forfeit his home in Columbus.
The charges stem from an eight-month investigation that ended in June 2011 with a raid by federal, state and local authorities on his Columbus office.
He faced as much as 35 years in prison and more than $1.75 million in fines.
Prosecutors say Burtman is to being serving his sentence on Jan. 7, 2013.
Burtman has surrendered his medical license.
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