Former Paintsville doctor sentenced for prescription pill conspiracy

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A former Paintsville doctor was sentenced Thursday for a conspiracy that illegally distributed more than 25,000 prescription pills in eastern Kentucky, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

A federal judge in Lexington sentenced 72-year-old Rano Bofill to 48 months in prison for conspiracy to unlawfully dispense Oxycodone. Bofill also has to pay $15,000 in restitution.

Federal investigators say from January 2009 until December 2012, Bofill conspired with the owners of Care More Pain Management, LLC, in Johnson County, to distribute thousands of Oxycodone pills to patients, without a legitimate medical purpose.

Investigators say Bofill admitted he wrote prescriptions for patients after performing little or no examination. They say in some cases, he signed off on prescriptions without actually seeing the patients.

The owners of the clinic, Tammy Cantrell and Shelby Lackey, also pleaded guilty in the case, and are serving time in prison.


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