Rand’s listening to began Monday, Nov. 20, in a federal courtroom in Reno.
Anjeanette Damon

four:50 p.m. replace:  Dr. Robert Rand, whose ache capsule prescribing practices led to the dying of no less than one affected person and helped gas a rampant capsule mill run out of the Jones West Ford dealership, was sentenced to 10 years in federal jail on Monday.

In handing down the sentence, Judge Miranda Du mentioned medical doctors like Rand, who present ignorance and a reckless disregard for all times, are fueling habit and unlawful distribution of ache tablets.

“Doctors like Dr. Rand are enablers and contribute to the opioid crisis in this community,” Du mentioned.

Du’s determination overruled an earlier plea settlement reached by Rand’s attorneys and federal prosecutors, wherein he pleaded responsible to lowered fees of involuntary manslaughter and unlawful distribution of a managed substance. Each facet had agreed to advocate Rand spend 6 years and 6 months in jail.

But prosecutor James Keller mentioned Rand didn’t take satisfactory duty for his crime, which was a situation of the plea settlement. Judge Du agreed and upped his sentence to 10 years.

Rand should additionally pay a $25,000 high quality and pay $11,000 in restitution to the household of Michael Yenick, his affected person who died of an overdose in October 2015.

Original put up: A lawyer is preventing to restrict jail time for a Reno physician who pleaded responsible to involuntary manslaughter and drug conspiracy fees in a “pill mill” unlawful painkiller ring.

Dr. Robert Rand’s lawyer mentioned in U.S. District Court on Monday that Rand anticipated a jail time period of lower than seven years when he admitted guilt within the opioid overdose dying of a Reno man in 2015.

But a federal prosecutor informed Judge Miranda Du that Rand ought to get considerably extra time as a result of he has failed to just accept full duty and present correct regret.

Prosecutor James Keller says Rand illegally prescribed tons of of 1000’s of doses of oxycodone and different opioids.

Defense lawyer John Ohlson says Rand will not take the witness stand however plans to make a press release on the shut of the listening to, which is anticipated to final all day.

Reno Gazette-Journal reporter Anjeanette Damon is masking the listening to and may have updates later as we speak. 


Covering Dr. Robert Rand’s sentencing within the Reno capsule mill case as we speak. Nearly three hours of testimony already.

— Anjeanette Damon (@AnjeanetteDamon) November 20, 2017

One witness described Rand as prescribing a “horrendous amount of pills that no one could survive taking” to West and others.

— Anjeanette Damon (@AnjeanetteDamon) November 20, 2017

Rand faces most of 28 yrs in jail after pleading responsible to involuntary manslaughter and unlawful distribution of a managed substance.

— Anjeanette Damon (@AnjeanetteDamon) November 20, 2017

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