A doctor who admitted improperly prescribing pain pills at a Paintsville clinic has been sentenced to four years in federal prison.
Rano Bofill, 72, also was ordered to pay $15,000 to the state, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey.
Investigators argued that the clinic where Bofill worked, Care More Pain Management, was a pill mill, where drug addicts and traffickers paid cash to get prescriptions with little or no real medical evaluation.
Bofill, who worked at Care More from October 2009 to early 2012 and made $5,000 to $6,000 a week, acknowledged that he signed prescriptions at times without seeing the people getting them.
The clinic closed in 2012 after it came under scrutiny by investigators.
The owners, Tammy Cantrell and Shelby Lackey, pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute drugs. Cantrell was sentenced to nine years in prison and Lackey to eight years and one month.
Another doctor who had worked at Care More, Richard Albert, also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six years and three months.