MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida doctor is facing up to two decades in prison after pleading guilty to drug and tax charges arising from an illegal pill mill operation.
Dr. Stephen Anthony of Davie entered his guilty pleas Friday to conspiring to illegally dispense large amounts of oxycodone, money laundering and tax evasion. He will be sentenced Oct. 4 in Miami federal court.
Over a 10-month period, records show Anthony wrote more than 12,000 oxycodone prescriptions and over 5,700 for Xanax through an urgent care center. Anthony's plea agreement also shows he evaded more than $550,000 in taxes, using the money for such things as jewelry and expensive cars.
Anthony was connected to Vincent Colangelo, who previously pleaded guilty to several charges arising from his operation of six Broward County pills mills.