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Local Doc Pleads Guilty To Running Pill Mill

Federal prosecutors say a New Albany physician has pleaded guilty to charges of running a pill mill and evading 3.5 million dollars in taxes. 50-year-old Kevin Lake acknowledged knowing doctors and staff at his Columbus Southern Medical Center clinic were prescribing painkillers without a legitimate medical purpose. Lake oversaw illegal operations which included more than 38 million dollars in patient payments. Sentencing is pending. Lake is also a former trustee of Ohio and Bowling Green State universities.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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