October 29, 2010
After weeks of courtroom drama and 13 days of deliberations, the jury in the Anna Nicole Smith drug case delivered a split verdict in a trial over the falsified prescriptions that kept the former Playboy model supplied with painkillers and other drugs before her death in 2007.
The jury convicted Smith’s lawyer and longtime companion, Howard K. Stern, and her psychiatrist and next-door neighbor, Khristine Eroshevich, on multiple felony counts of conspiracy for using false names to obtain prescription drugs for Smith.
The jury acquitted Stern of several more serious charges. A third defendant, physician Sandeep Kapoor, was acquitted on all charges. Sentencing is scheduled for January 6, and Stern and Eroshevich could get anwyhere from probation to three years in prison.
» See the jury verdict on Westlaw (2010 WL 4250059)