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Center City Doctor Pleads Guilty to Illegally Distributing Controlled Substances and Filing False Tax Returns and Agrees to Pay $4 Million to Resolve Civil and Related Allegations

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Stephen Padnes, M.D., 79, of Glenside, Pennsylvania, a physician formerly licensed in Pennsylvania, entered a guilty plea before United States District Court Judge Gene E.K. Pratter on criminal charges of illegally distributing controlled substances and filing false tax returns.


Action Details

  • Date:September 28, 2021
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions