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CrimeTexas Doctor Howard Gregg Diamond Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Overdose Deaths

18:50  10 may  2019
18:50  10 may  2019 Source:   dfw.cbslocal.com

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Howard Gregg Diamond , a 58- year old Texas doctor , has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after he was caught for seven overdose deaths . He wrote prescriptions for powerful painkillers without any real medical purpose.

Howard Gregg Diamond . Diamond had an office in Sherman, but treated patients as far south as Collin County. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas said Diamond was facing life in prison , but his attorney Pete Schulte said on Twitter, “US District Judge Marcia Crone accepted

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SHERMAN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas doctor accused of over-prescribing pain killers for his patients will spend 20 years in prison.

Howard Gregg Diamond, 58, of Sherman, was arrested in 2017 after investigators tied seven overdose deaths to him from 2010 to 2017.

He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and pleaded guilty to health care fraud.

Diamond had an office in Sherman, but treated patients as far south as Collin County.

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Howard Gregg Diamond , a Texas doctor who A former North Texas pain management doctor was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for prescribing painkillers that Fox 4 reported that according to authorities, the overdose deaths occurred in the Texas cities of Abilene, McKinney and

A Texas doctor who wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people was sentenced to 20 years in prison . Howard Gregg Diamond pleaded guilty in October to federal drug distribution charges.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas said in a news release Thursday, according to information presented in court, beginning in 2010, Diamond wrote prescriptions for hydrocodone, oxymorphone, methadone, fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone, alprazolam, and zolpidem, from his pain management medical offices in Sherman and Paris, Texas without a legitimate medical purpose.

On July 15, 2014, Diamond distributed or dispensed morphine, oxycodone, alprazolam and zolpidem to a patient that resulted in that person’s death on July 25, 2014.

In addition to the death of that patient, Judge Crone received information that six other overdose deaths were connected to prescriptions written by Diamond between 2010 and 2017.  The health care fraud conviction resulted from Diamond submitting a claim for reimbursement to Medicare claiming he treated a Medicare patient on Sep. 29, 2015, although he was in another state at that time.

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A North Texas doctor who prescribed unnecessary and powerful painkillers that contributed to the deaths of at least Howard Gregg Diamond . A former Collin County doctor , Randall Wade , was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in February after he pleaded guilty to improperly prescribing

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Diamond was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 6, 2017.

Diamond was facing life in prison, but his attorney Pete Schulte said on Twitter, “US District Judge Marcia Crone accepted a plea agreement for my client, Dr. Gregg Diamond, for 20 yrs imprisonment, the minimum sentence. He was facing up to life. I appreciate the professionalism of the EDTX US Attorneys Office. This was a tough case for all involved.”

Schulte went on to say, “Dr. Diamond did not act intentionally. As he got too busy with his practice, he made mistakes. He accepted those mistakes by pleading guilty to two counts.”

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In July of 2017, Dr . Howard Gregg Diamond was arrested on charges of conspiracy to distribute SHERMAN, Texas – A Texas doctor has agreed to spend the next two decades in prison after He agreed to a sentence of 20 years in federal prison , waived his right to appeal and forfeited his DEA

A former North Texas doctor whose unnecessary prescriptions for powerful painkillers reportedly contributed to at least seven deaths has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison . Howard Gregg Diamond , 58, pleaded guilty in October to charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to

“The plea and sentencing of Dr. Howard Diamond underscores the threat posed by this physician,” said FBI Dallas Acting Special Agent in Charge, Michael Schneider. “Diamond leveraged his medical privilege and blatantly violated the doctor’s oath for personal financial gain at the expense of his patients. The FBI has made it a priority to proactively identify and bring others like him to justice who willingly engage in criminal activity, specifically over prescribing opioids to the detriment of patients they promised to help and not harm. Diamond was prosecuted because of great law enforcement partnerships that are investigating opiate abuse in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.”

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