NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — After a week of deliberations, a jury is close to reaching a verdict in the case of a doctor accused of peddling pills.
As WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported, jurors have been pouring through the 200-count indictment in the case of Dr. Stan Li. The charges include manslaughter, reckless endangerment and Medicaid fraud.
Prosecutors have portrayed Li as a drug dealer with a medical degree, alleging up to 100 patients a day would visit his weekend-only Flushing, Queens, office. Visits would take about five minutes each, and patients would pay $100 in cash before walking out with prescriptions for oxycodone and other powerful painkillers, Li’s former secretary testified.