Former anesthesiologist Wendell Mark Street was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for improperly prescribing the opioid oxycodone.
In a sentencing memorandum, Street said the federal prosecution was a waste of time because he had already settled a criminal case brought by California and was no longer a threat to public safety. The case has also unnecessarily been delayed 10 years, Street argued.
“(Street) violated his position of trust by selling prescription, thereby placing the lives of his patients at risk,” prosecutors argued in their sentencing memorandum.
Street graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1981, and completed a pain fellowship at Johns Hopkins University and Medical