WICHITA — Stephen and Linda Schneider should forfeit more than $4.2 million in assets to help pay for their crimes, federal prosecutors told a federal judge today.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Annette Gurney and Tanya Treadway filed a motion asking U.S. District Judge Monti Belot to award the government the money to help pay back money the Schneiders illegally obtained during their crimes.
A jury convicted the former Haysville doctor and his wife in June of illegally prescribing drugs, causing patient deaths, health care fraud and money laundering.
In a pleading filed this morning, prosecutors say the Schneiders should forfeit $4,243,392 through proceeds from the sale of their medical clinic earlier this summer, as well as personal property and bank accounts.
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Prosecutors are also asking for the forfeiture of Stephen Schneider's medical license, which was suspended by the State Board of Healing Arts in January 2008, a month after the couple's arrest.