Charges Filed In Anna Nicole Smith Death
Posted on Fri Mar 13, 2009 08:15 AM PDT

Anna Nicole Smith SternBooking200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Anna Nicole Smith's former attorney, Howard K. Stern, along with Dr. Sandeep Kapoor and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich were each charged with three felony counts of conspiracy on Thursday.

According to the Associated Press, court documents charge the three with providing the late model/actress with drugs prior to her fatal overdose in 2007.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles District Attorney's office said that the defendants were charged with eight additional felonies, including obtaining fraudulent prescriptions and unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance.

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. released the following statement: "These individuals repeatedly and excessively furnished thousands of prescription pills to Anna Nicole Smith, often for no legitimate medical purpose. There is ample evidence that Doctor Eroshevich and Doctor Kapoor violated their ethical obligations as physicians, while Mr. Stern funneled highly addictive drugs to Ms. Smith."

Stern was booked last night shortly after 7pm, and he was released at 9:15pm after posting $20,000 bail.