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Hospice physician pleads guilty to e-mail threats

By: Magnolia Tribune - June 24, 2008

The Clarion-Ledger, 6/24/8

A Mississippi hospice doctor accused of approving lethal doses of narcotics to patients has been spared jail time after authorities say he threatened three women he thought were complaining about his facility on a Web site.

Dr. Paul White, the medical director of the Sanctuary Hospice House, pleaded guilty in state court Monday to one felony count of cyber-stalking and six misdemeanor counts of aiding and abetting a nurse in the practice of medicine without a license. He was sentenced to two years of probation and fines.

White said he is resigning and will leave as soon as the hospice can find a replacement.

Prosecutors said White apparently used e-mails to lash out at those he felt were behind an investigation by the state attorney general into the hospice deaths.

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