TREDYFFRIN TOWNSHIP, Pa., June 2 (UPI) -- A grand jury says a Philadelphia-area man practiced medicine for 22 years without a license and prescribed painkillers to addicted patients.
A Chester County grand jury charged Richard Brown of Tredyffrin Township with being a fraud who never earned a legitimate medical license, but who worked in area hospitals and ran a busy medical practice out of his home, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Saturday.
The Inquirer said the grand-jury findings filed Thursday charged Brown, 63, with 826 offenses, including illegal sale of prescription drugs, tampering with public records, criminal conspiracy and tax evasion.
Brown's 49-year-old wife, Janice Kressen Brown, also was charged with 11 offenses related to alleged tax fraud.
Brown has hired three defense attorneys and has promised he and his wife will turn themselves in to authorities Monday when they show up for arraignment.