Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Flushing's Dr. Feelgood
From Fox 5:
A doctor who practices at a clinic in Queens has been arrested and accused of selling numerous prescriptions to a drug abuser who overdosed several times and eventually died, according to authorities.
Police arrested Dr. Stan Li on Saturday at his clinic, Medical Pain Management, in Flushing. He was arraigned in Manhattan on Monday on 15 counts of criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance and 5 counts of second-degree reckless endangerment.
He is accused of giving prescriptions for painkillers, including oxycodone, to Michael Cornetta, of Queens, between May 2009 and August 2010, according to the city's special narcotics prosecutor and the NYPD. During that time, Cornetta overdosed at least twice and then died after another overdose in November 2010, officials said.
Li pleaded not guilty, and the judge set bail at $500,000 bond or $100,000 cash.