Life sentence handed down in Ark. doctor bombing
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announces a life sentence was handed down for the explosives crime that severely injured an Arkansas doctor.
Earlier this week, former Arkansas doctor Randeep Mann was sentenced in the U.S. Eastern District Court of Arkansas to life in prison for the car bombing that nearly killed Dr. Trent Pierce, the former head of the Arkansas Medical Board, outside his West Memphis home.
Mann was also ordered to pay a $100,000 fine with restitution, which will be determined in 90 days.
Restitution was estimated to be around $1.7 million.
Mann's wife, Sangeeta Mann, was sentenced to one year in prison and a $50,000 fine for obstruction of justice.
Prosecutors say Mann blamed Pierce for the Medical Board suspending his license to prescribe narcotics after several of Mann's patients died from overdoses.
Mann, a federal firearms dealer, also was convicted of illegally possessing 98 grenades and a machine gun.