Anna Nicole Smith’s Boyfriend, Howard Stern, Found Guilty in Drug Case


Howard K. Stern, Anna Nicole Smith's former lawyer and lover, has been found guilty of two counts of conspiracy for allegedly fueling Smith's precription drug addiction, which ultimately killed her in 2007.

One of Smith's doctors, Khristine Eroshevich, was convicted on four charges of obtaining medication through fraud — by using prescribed medication under false names. And another doctor, Sandeep Kapoor, was cleared of all counts.

Defense lawyers argued that Smith's drug dependency was legal since it was for the legitimate treatment of her pain and anxiety. But, the argument wasn't enough to free the defendents from their numerous charges.

Deputy District Attorney Renee Rose said the defendants "knew what they were doing was wrong" and that "their conduct was unlawful."

Both Stern and Eroshevich face prison time. Sentencing is scheduled for January 6.



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