- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 5, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia-area doctor accused of trading painkillers for cash and sex has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Philly.com (https://bit.ly/2dTeOkh ) reports William O’Brien III proclaimed his innocence Wednesday as a federal judge handed down the punishment.

The Levittown doctor was convicted in June of 123 counts including drug trafficking, money laundering and lying in a bankruptcy proceeding.

O’Brien represented himself during his six-week-long trial and claimed the witnesses against him were lying.

Prosecutors say O’Brien distributed painkillers with the help of an outlaw motorcycle gang. They say he also supplied drugs to a man who died in 2013.

During his sentencing, O’Brien described himself as an honest man who had made a few mistakes.

He has remained in custody since his arrest last year.


Information from: Philly.com, https://www.philly.com/

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