- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Milwaukee-area doctor and his former clinic office manager have been indicted on multiple charges for allegedly illegally giving powerful painkillers to patients.

Federal documents say Dr. Steven Kotsonis gave out prescriptions without thorough exams, and sometimes without seeing patients. His office manager, Susan Moyer, allegedly called herself the “OxyCzar” and handed out prescriptions to people who paid cash.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/28TirPh ) that prosecutors allege the incidents happened at Compassionate Care Clinic in Wauwatosa in 2012 and 2013. The clinic is closed.

Kotsonis’ attorney says his client will plead not guilty. Attorney Patrick Knight says he disagrees with the government about whether the prescriptions were appropriate. Kotsonis is still a doctor.

Moyer doesn’t have an attorney listed. A phone from The Associated Press went unanswered.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com

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