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Doctor admits to illegal sales of painkillers in Missouri

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 | 4:40 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — A northeast Kansas doctor has pleaded guilty to illegally selling prescriptions for painkillers at low-income apartment complexes in Kansas City.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 67-year-old Wayne Williamson, of Olathe, Kan., also admitted in his plea Tuesday that he defrauded the federal government and threatened a state medical investigator.

Williamson is a licensed osteopathic physician. His plea agreement calls for a three-year prison term, restitution to Medicaid and Medicare and surrender of his medical license.

Prosecutors say Williamson routinely drove to apartment complexes in Kansas City where people lined up to buy illegal prescriptions for painkillers and other drugs such as Oxycontin and Xanax.

Williamson continued his illegal activities even after Missouri suspended his license to prescribe certain drugs in March 2008.


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Ray Shapiro July 27, 2010 | 4:46 p.m.

("Prosecutors say Williamson routinely drove to apartment complexes in Kansas City where people lined up to buy illegal prescriptions for painkillers and other drugs such as Oxycontin and Xanax.")

Well at least he was willing to make house calls.

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