ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- A former New River Valley pain-management doctor has been sentenced to two years and nine months in federal prison for illegally prescribing drugs.
Linda Sue Cheek was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. A jury in February convicted Cheek on 172 counts of diverting pain medication. She was accused of prescribing the drugs from her Dublin practice without a valid DEA registration number and using one issued to another doctor.
The Virginia Board of Medicine had previously suspended the 64-year-old Cheek's medical license after she was convicted of Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
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