Six more charged in W.Va. pill-mill case

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. -- Six more people have been charged in connection with a north-central West Virginia doctor accused of over-prescribing painkillers, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said Friday.Dr. Edita Milan, of Fairmont, is scheduled for trial Jan. 14 on a charge of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Ihlenfeld said the investigation of that case led to additional federal grand jury indictments.Lois Ann Crites, 49; Andrea Nicole Shepard, 23; and Daniel "D.J." Quirk, 29, are charged with conspiring with Milan to distribute drugs. They each face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
In a separate indictment, David S. Rokisky, 46; Deborah M. Tate, 56; and Nino L. Mancino, 42, are charged with conspiring to distribute hydrocodone. Rokisky also is charged with racketeering and Tate is charged with possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone. Those three each face up to 10 years in prison.Rokisky is from Tampa, Fla. The others are from Fairmont.Prosecutors have alleged that Milan was treating more than twice as many patients as she was permitted to treat with narcotics at her practice in Bridgeport. She voluntarily surrendered her Drug Enforcement Administration registration number, meaning she can no longer prescribe controlled substances.
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