Prosecutors Say Companion Was Anna Nicole Smith's 'Enabler'
Posted on Fri Mar 13, 2009 01:04 PM PDT

Anna Nicole Smith ANSMITHENABLER200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - California's Attorney General called Anna Nicole Smith's former attorney and boyfriend the "principal enabler" who arranged for two doctors to provide Smith with thousands of pills in the months before her 2007 death.

"This was done knowingly and with tragic consequences," Attorney General Jerry Brown said Friday at press conference.

Stern, along with Drs. Sandeep Kapoor and Khristine Eroshevich were charged Thursday with three felony counts of conspiracy in Los Angeles Superior Court.

In addition to the felony conspiracy charges, Stern and the doctors were also charged with eight other felonies, including obtaining an opiate prescription by fraud, deceit or misrepresentation; obtaining an opiate prescription by giving a false name or address; prescribing, administering or dispensing a controlled substance to an addict; and unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance.

When asked about a motive, Brown said that Stern and the doctors enjoyed a ''psychic gain'' by being with someone rich and famous.

Stern and Kapoor were booked Thursday at the Whittier Police Department and released later that evening after posting $20,000 bond, according to the department's website.

Charges include conspiracy, unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance and prescribing, administering or dispensing a controlled substance to an addict, according to a complaint filed in Los Angeles County courts.

Stern faces six counts and the doctors face seven each, according to the complaint.

Dr. Khristine Eroshevich was expected to surrender Monday.