Boise Doctor Convicted of Controlled Substance Delivery
BOISE - Michael Minas, 50, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced today to eight years in federal prison on 80 counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances outside the usual course of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Minas to pay an $80,000 fine and to forfeit proceeds of $8,000. During the sentencing hearing, Judge Lodge stated that "doctors must be part of the solution, not the source of the problem." Minas was convicted in May at the end of a 14-day federal jury trial in Boise.
- Date:September 8, 2016
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions