- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II says greed overcame morals in the case of a Clarksburg pain doctor who pleaded no contest to drug charges.

Ihlenfeld says in a news release that 75-year-old Edita Milan’s prescribing practices led to multiple overdose deaths.

The Fairmont resident pleaded no contest Tuesday in federal court to five counts of illegally distributing prescription drugs. The offenses are punishable by decades in prison and millions in fines, though federal sentencing guidelines likely will call for much less.

Milan ran a pain management office in Bridgeport.

Six co-defendants have pleaded guilty to related charges.

Ihlenfeld says he hopes the case will lead to reduction in prescription drug overdoses in North Central West Virginia.

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