CINCINNATI (AP) - A former Ohio medical clinic doctor charged with illegal drug distribution is expected to change his plea Friday at a hearing that usually signals a guilty plea.
James Lassiter was one of six doctors accused in a federal indictment last year of prescribing pain medication without performing meaningful examinations of patients.
The indictment also alleged the 59-year-old Lassiter opened an unlicensed dispensary after legitimate pharmacists refused to fill prescriptions.
Lassiter, who previously pleaded not guilty, is scheduled to appear before Cincinnati federal judge Michael Barrett.
A 2012 indictment alleges dozens of customers would travel hundreds of miles weekly to visit the clinics in southern and central Ohio and pay $200 per visit for painkillers.
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