A Queens doctor accused of selling prescription drugs out of his pain-management clinic has been sentenced in the deaths of two of his patients.
In a sentencing memorandum filed Monday, prosecutors argue that Dr. Stan Li should be given consecutive sentences totaling 30 years for the deaths of two patients.
Prosecutor Peter Kougasian focused on the death of one patient, Joseph Hague, who saw Dr. Stan Li for less than a year before he died.
The doctor is charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and criminal sale and possession of narcotics.
A patient testified Monday that Dr. Stan Li prescribed him half a dozen powerful medications at once and showed no concern when he complained about side effects.
A Queens doctor ran his office like a popular deli, where up to 100 patients a day would take numbers, wait their turn and then pay cash for painkiller prescriptions, a former receptionist at the clinic testified Wednesday.
Opening statements began Wednesday in Stan Li’s case. A narcotics prosecutor portrayed him as a drug dealer with a medical degree.
The charges were announced in an indictment Thursday against 58-year-old Stan Li.