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Jackson Township doctor found guilty of manslaughter, other charges for running 'pill mill'

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Posted at 2:50 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 09:06:50-04

JACKSON TOWNSHIP — A former Jackson Township doctor who ran a pill mill out of his office has been found guilty for prescribing opioids and other drugs without a medical purpose for profit out of his office, which ultimately resulted in the death of one person.

The doctor, Frank Lazzerini, was indicted in February 2018 on 272 counts. His office — Premier Family Practice, formerly located on Fulton Drive NW in Jackson Township — was raided by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office Health Care Fraud Unit.

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A jury found Lazzerini guilty Tuesday of involuntary manslaughter, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, aggravated trafficking, Medicaid fraud, grand theft, tampering with records and illegal processing of drug documents. In total, he was found guilty on 187 counts.

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy released the following statement:

Lazzerini is scheduled to be sentenced July 3. He is facing up to several hundred years in prison, according to the the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.