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US v. Rosenberg, No. 08-3373

By FindLaw Staff on October 26, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Imposition of a 70-month sentence on a 60 year-old nurse practitioner for prescribing a variety of controlled substances to people, whom she knew did not have a legitimate need for the medications, is affirmed where, although the government did not systematically address every prescription the defendant wrote to the patients, it presented ample evidence to prove that the prescriptions had no legitimate medical purpose and were written outside the usual course of appropriate medical practice. 

Read US v. Rosenberg, No. 08-3373

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Decided October 26, 2009


Before:  Easterbrook, Chief Judge, and Bauer and Evans, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Evans, Circuit Judge

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