A former Haysville doctor and his wife must turn over $130,000 being held in an Acapulco bank account, a federal judge ordered today.
U.S. Senior District Judge Monti Belot gave Stephen and Linda Schneider 30 days to give government prosecutors access to the funds. The Schneiders must forfeit money they received from illegal activities while running a “pill mill.”
A jury last summer in Wichita convicted the Schneiders of illegally prescribing pain killers, which resulted in the deaths of dozens of patients. The Schneiders were also convicted of money laundering.
An affidavit filed by lead investigator James Greer, a special agent with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, said the Schneiders transferred the money to the Acapulco account in 2004 while operating their medical clinic.
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In October, Stephen Schneider was sentenced to 30 years, Linda Schneider to 33 years in federal prison.
For more details, read Greer’s affidavit:
Affidavit of Special Agent James Greer