Former Indiana doctor gets 36 months of probation

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A former southern Indiana physician has been sentenced to 36 months of probation after pleading guilty to violating state medication regulations.

Christopher C. May pleaded guilty to a felony charge of violating state law regulating prescription of controlled substances. The former Princeton physician was sentenced Monday in Gibson Superior Court.

The Princeton Daily Clarion reports that in exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped 17 felony counts alleging conspiracy to dispense fraudulent prescriptions for a controlled substance and commit insurance fraud.

May was arrested last spring after a former patient pleaded guilty to criminal charges that required her to cooperate with authorities investigating allegations May provided her with prescriptions for controlled substance made out to her mother. The woman's mother told police she had never been May's patient.

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