The Denver Post
A worker for accused “pill mill” Dr. Kevin Clemmer is set to change her not-guilty plea to charges she was selling or distributing a controlled substance while working in the osteopathic clinic.
Tina Stanfield, also known as Tina Sheldon, appeared in federal court this morning and her attorney announced she would likely change her plea at the end of the week. Two other defendants charged in the case, Angela Lee and Noah Ziegler are also set to change their not-guilty pleas in the coming weeks.
Attorneys for the defendants did not indicate whether the change means their clients are cooperating with federal prosecutors who are building a case against Clemmer who last operated a clinic in Wheat Ridge.
Clemmer is accused of writing prescriptions for the powerful painkiller oxycodone outside the scope of professional practice. He is facing more than 50 criminal counts and if he is convicted, he could be sentenced to decades behind bars.
Families of Clemmer’s former patients have expressed outrage at the doctor because their family members died from abusing prescription drugs. Clemmer is not charged and has not been implicated by authorities in those deaths.
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Thursday, July 14, 2011
The Denver Post