Friday, June 3, 2016
Philadelphia Doctor Clashes With Federal Agent Over Oral Sex Conspiracy At Federal Pill Mill Trial
Veteran journalist and author George Anastasia (seen in the above photo) is reporting on the "Pill Mill" federal trial of a Philadelphia doctor accused of illegally distributing pain pills to outlaw bikers, strippers and others for Bigtrial.net.
Call it the blow job conspiracy.
And, depending on your point of view, consider it one of the high points or low points of the ongoing pill mill trial of Dr. William O'Brien 3d.
O'Brien, who is representing himself, clashed repeatedly today with Joshua Gill, an investigator with the Department of Health and Human Services, as a federal court jury watched and listened to a cross-examination that was in turns nasty, bizarre, sarcastic and petty. And, at times, effective.
Gill, a veteran investigator with a Clint Eastwood demeanor, will be back on the stand when the trial resumes on Friday. Working for the Office of the Inspector General he is part of the federal task force that built the case against O'Brien.
"Do you guys get a book on the bullshit that you say?" O'Brien asked after nearly two hours of verbal sparring with the bearded agent.
Gill, whose facial expression seldom changed, didn't have to answer that question because an objection by the prosecution was sustained by the judge. But the witness and the doctor immediately got into a heated debate over O'Brien's admitted attempt to trade a higher dosage prescription of Xanax for oral sex.
The "patient," however, was an undercover FBI agent who was secretly taping the office visit in which the doctor suggested "blues (the higher dosage pill) for a blow." What O'Brien wanted to know from Gill today was where that solicitation fit in the 140-count indictment against him.
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