Friday, March 13, 2009

Howard Stern, Khristine Eroshevich and Sandeep Kapoor Are Deep In Hot Water Over Anna Nicole Smith's 2007 Death. Update 10-30-10.


Howard K. Stern, Anna Nicole Smith's long time friend and companion may be in trouble. That trouble may also extend to a doctor friend of Stern, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor. Both Stern and Kapoor were jailed Thursday on charges of conspiring to furnish drugs to Anna Nicole Smith in 2007. (Booking Photos here are courtesy of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.)


Both Stern and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor were released from a Los Angeles County jail after each posted a $20,000 bond. Dr. Khristine Eroshevich may faces similar charges. Allegedly, Stern and the doctors used fake names so that Smith could be anonymously prescribed "thousands of pills," according to California Attorney General Jerry Brown.
Anna Nicole Smith, at the age of 39, died from an accidental overdose on February 8, 2007. We knew then, that someone would likely take the blame. That someone is apparently Stern and the above named physicians.


At the time of Smith's death, several prescription medications in Smith's and Stern's names -- were found in her hotel room. Both prescription and over-the-counter drugs were found in Smith's system. Human growth hormone and chloral hydrate, a sleep medication, were also sound in Smith's blood. Each defendant was charged with eight felonies and could face up to 3 years in jail for each count. Kapoor and Eroshevich were each charged with obtaining a prescription for opiates by "fraud, deceit or misrepresentation." Felony criminal complaint
Update 10-30-10: Howard K. Stern, Smith's boyfriend and lawyer, was convicted of conspiracy for helping Smith obtain a controlled substance by fraud and for providing a false name for a prescription. Her psychiatrist, Khristine Eroshevich, was found guilty of conspiring with Stern on the fraud and false name charges. Khristine was also convicted of unlawfully prescribing and obtaining Vicodin through fraud and use of a false name. There was two months of testimony and nearly 12 days of deliberations.
Smith's medical doctor, Sandeep Kapoor, who prescribed methadone and a variety of other drugs under the alias Michelle Chase, was acquitted of prescribing excessive drugs and prescribing to an addict. Kapoor claimed that he did not believe that Smith was a drug addict.
Expect an appeal from the two defendant's who were convicted.
Update 1-7-11: Howard K. Stern received good news when L.A. County Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry dismissed two conspiracy felony charges against him Thursday. The judge also dismissed two conspiracy charges against Dr. Khristine Eroshevich and rejected a charge against her of unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance. Furthermore, the judge reduced a fraud charge to a misdemeanor and sentenced Eroshevich to a year of probation. Apparently, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley disagreed with the ruling and will appeal the decisions. Judge drops charges

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I remember this article about "looking for potential fathers." http://legalpublication.blogspot.com/2007/02/looking-for-potential-fathers.html

Not sure what happened to the photos and drawings.

Ginger

Legal Pub said...

Why did it take so long to bring charges?

Ms Calabaza said...

It's about time! These dirt bags lived off this drug addicted poor soul for years, IMHO.

Anonymous said...

Maybe that is why Anna was always so "dreamy."

Anonymous said...

What happens with the Docs and the licenses to practice medicine now?

Law Man said...

If convicted, the licenses of the doctors to practice medicine will be suspended.

Law Man

Anonymous said...

These guys look like Harold and Kuhmar!

Mr. Noface said...

In my mind, the death of Anna Nicole's son was fishy and then she dies months later, with her Lawyer claiming to be the father of her baby (yet refusing to do paternity tests). Like many others I'm wondering why it took so long to bring charges. Stern had that shifty vibe to him from day one!

Legal Pub said...

Mr. NoFace,

Welcome. You are becoming a regular contributor. This is just an opinion of why Howard did submit to a blood test. First, in the Bahamas, paternity is typically decided without a blood test if a fathers name (Stern) was listed on the birth certificate. Second, it was ultimately agreed by Stern that the other man would be declared the father if his DNA matched the child's, which it apparently did.

As for the death of the son, there is a lot of speculation. To my knowledge there are no charges. Some times with teens, they get messed up all on their own. Obviously the death of her son greatly affected Anna Nicole.

Ultimately, all suspects must be considered innocent unless otherwise proven. This is not an open and shut case as to the prescriptions. I anticipate a battle and then likely a plea. We shall see...

Anonymous said...

I think they are innocent!

Secrets said...

Is it me or do these two look alike?

Anonymous said...

They do look a like. They also look like the actors in Harold and Kumar!

Legal Pub said...

Update 10-30-10: Howard K. Stern, Smith's boyfriend and lawyer, was convicted of conspiracy for helping Smith obtain a controlled substance by fraud and for providing a false name for a prescription. Her psychiatrist, Khristine Eroshevich, was found guilty of conspiring with Stern on the fraud and false name charges. Khristine was also convicted of unlawfully prescribing and obtaining Vicodin through fraud and use of a false name. There was two months of testimony and nearly 12 days of deliberations.
Smith's medical doctor, Sandeep Kapoor, who prescribed methadone and a variety of other drugs under the alias Michelle Chase, was acquitted of prescribing excessive drugs and prescribing to an addict. Kapoor claimed that he did not believe that Smith was a drug addict.
Expect an appeal from the two defendant's who were convicted.

Legal Pub said...

Update 1-7-11: Howard K. Stern received good news when L.A. County Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry dismissed two conspiracy felony charges against him Thursday. The judge also dismissed two conspiracy charges against Dr. Khristine Eroshevich and rejected a charge against her of unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance. Furthermore, the judge reduced a fraud charge to a misdemeanor and sentenced Eroshevich to a year of probation. Apparently, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley disagreed with the ruling and will appeal the decisions. Judge drops charges