The Los Angeles based psychiatrist for Anna Nicole Smith surrendered herself to the Los Angeles Police Department on March 16, 2009, to face felony charges. Khristine Eroshevich, 61, turned herself in at the Van Nuys jail early in the morning in an attempt to avoid the press. He bail was set at $20,000.
Ana Nicole Smith’s psychiatrist was not the only person charged by local authorities. Smith’s boyfriend and former attorney, Howard Stern, as well as another of the celebrity’s doctors, Sandeep Kapoor, were charged with unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit the crime of prescribing, administering and dispensing controlled substances to an addict. The charges were filed by both the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the California Attorney General. Now that they are all similarly charged, it is important for the three of them to hire a Los Angeles drug crime attorney who handles Southern California drug crimes.
The doctors were also charged with obtaining a prescription by giving a false name or address and doing so by fraud, deceit or misrepresentation. These charges stem from the use of a false name on the prescription in violation of California law. Their Southern California criminal defense attorneys claim that they used a false name in order to protect Ms. Smith from the media.
Stern and Kapoor both turned them themselves in earlier and all three are expected to be arraigned on May 13, 2009. Both of of the crimes are considered moral turpitude crimes, ie: showing poor moral character, all they stand to loose their professional licensees.
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