Monday, September 04, 2006

On the McLean pain doctor

In U.S. v. Hurwitz, the Fourth Circuit in an opinion by Judge Traxler, with District Judge Currie concurring, and with Judge Widener concurring in part and dissenting in part, reversed the convictions of Dr. William Hurwitz for overprescribing pain medication, remanding the case for a new trial.

In this story from the Connection newspapers, prosecutors vowed to retry the case, and the defendant's brother said of his prison life: "While in federal prison, Hurwitz has been learning Italian from a Sicilian prisoner and playing bass guitar in a band. He teaches GED classes to other prisoners and helps other inmates write letters to loved ones."

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