- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A judge has set a hearing for a former Kansas doctor and his wife accused of a moneymaking conspiracy at a pain clinic linked to 68 overdose deaths.

A court notation on Monday shows Stephen Schneider and his wife, Linda, will be resentenced Aug. 31.

The couple was convicted in 2010 of conspiracy to commit health care fraud resulting in those deaths, unlawfully prescribing drugs, health care fraud and money laundering. Schneider was initially sentenced to 30 years and his wife to 33 years.

But in June, U.S. District Judge Monti Belot overturned the conspiracy sentence following an unrelated U.S. Supreme Court decision that the victim’s drug use had to be the actual cause of death, not merely a contributing factor. The judge also threw out some of the convictions.

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