Savannah doctor pleads guilty for taking part in drugs for sex scam
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -
A Savannah doctor
pled guilty Wednesday for distributing drugs to his customers without a
legitimate medical purpose.
57, of Savannah, entered a guilty plea on Mar. 20 before the United States
District Judge William Moore, Jr.
According to evidence presented at the hearing, Ellien, a Savannah psychiatrist,
exchanged prescriptions for very addictive prescription drugs for sex acts with
various women from 2009 through 2012.
United States Attorney Edward J. Tarver said in news release,
"This doctor violated his oath, preyed upon patients, and turned into a common
criminal, all for his own personal gratification. Whether street pushers
or physicians, all drug dealers can expect that justice will be swift and the
punishment will be severe."
remains in federal custody, is facing up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000