COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A former doctor faces as many as four years in prison at sentencing Wednesday for her role in a southern Ohio pill mill.
Federal prosecutors alleged that Brenda Banks allowed the clinic's co-owner to use her prescription-writing certificate to order more than 200,000 painkillers, mainly hydrocodone.
Judge Sandra Beckwith planned to sentence Banks in federal court in Cincinnati, with prosecutors pushing for four years and Banks' attorney requesting probation.
Banks was named in a 2010 indictment that alleged Ohio Medical and Pain Management employees filled dozens of cash-only prescriptions a day.
Beckwith sentenced the clinic's two former owners to prison terms of 12 ½ years and 17 ½ years earlier this week.
Banks pleaded guilty in April to one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or misrepresentation.