Doctor's wife gets 3 years in Lortab fraud case

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Posted: Jan 27, 2010 7:56 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: doctor, wife, nurse, Lortab, prescription pills, fraud, jail, sentenced

A nurse practitioner convicted of conspiring to get Lortab with fake prescriptions will spend three
years in prison.

Ava McElwee, a nurse practitioner who worked alongside her husband, Dr. Tandy McElwee, must report to prison March 1.

She faces a year of supervised probation after her release and must forfeit her nursing license while in prison and on probation.

Ava McElwee, Dr. McElwee and six others were arrested after a federal investigation into prescribing practices at her husband's Bossier City medical office between 2004 and 2007.

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