convicted of distributing oxycodone and methadone pills in eastern will get a
chance to argue for his freedom before a federal appeals court. Kentucky
Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has set a
June 18 hearing date for 48-year-old Michael D. Leman of
A jury in Slidell, La.
convicted Leman in 2011 of using medical clinics to prescribe the drugs to bogus
patients. He was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Lexington
From 2004 to 2008, authorities say, runners would travel from
Kentucky to Leman-owned clinics in Louisiana,
Pennsylvania and to pick up prescriptions for drugs.
Prosecutors say runners would keep half the prescription and sell the rest in
places such as Pike and Floyd counties, where prescription drug abuse is