Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Klein also agreed to a criminal forfeiture of $250,000....

But how much did this "DOCTOR" really rip us off?

May 23, 2008
Convicted doctor gets more time for threat to murder prosecutor
An incarcerated Houston doctor who solicited a fellow inmate to kill a federal prosecutor and later pleaded guilty to the charge of threatening to murder a law enforcement officer was sentenced on Thursday to 30 months in federal prison for the offense, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release. Ira Klein, a 62-year-old former gastroentinologist, admitted in his guilty plea that while in federal custody in May 2006, he solicited a fellow inmate to arrange to have Sam Louis, an assistant U.S. Attorney, run over by an 18-wheeler. He also solicited the inmate to throw acid in the face of FBI Special Agent Jayme Poteet, who investigated the health-care fraud case. U.S. District Judge Sim Lake of the Southern District of Texas ordered that Klein serve 12 of the 30 months consecutively to a 135-month federal prison sentence imposed on Aug. 2, 2007, for health-care fraud and mail fraud violations. The remaining 18 months will be served concurrently. In his guilty plea, Klein also agreed to a criminal forfeiture of $250,000.-- Jonathan Fox

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