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Couple sentenced for running 'criminal medical clinic'

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TAMPA — Dr. Edward Neil Feldman and his wife, Kim Xuan Feldman, have been sentenced to federal prison for running a criminal medical clinic in Pinellas Park.

Edward Feldman, 76, was sentenced to 25 years for his role, which includes conspiracy to prescribe controlled substances not for a legitimate medical purpose and not in the usual course of profession practice, prescription of controlled substances that resulted in the deaths of three patients and money laundering, a statement says.

Kim Feldman, 66, was sentenced to four years for conspiracy to launder proceeds from the medical clinic and for her role in the conspiracy to distribute prescription medication for no legitimate purpose, according to the statement.

Between October 2009 and December 2014, the Feldmans operated Feldman Orthopedic and Wellness Center in Pinellas Park, the statement says. The clinic saw between 80 and 100 patients per day and charged $300 in cash for initial visits.

Authorities say they did not accept insurance and gave patients prescriptions for controlled substances, often significant quantities of oxycodone and methadone, without legitimate medical purpose. During the trial, Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiners stated three patients died from multi-drug toxicity, the statement says.

Evidence from the trial shows that the couple deposited more than $5 million in cash into dozens of bank accounts during the period of charged crimes, the statement says.

The court ordered the Feldmans to forfeit their home, the building that housed FOWC, a Mercedes Benz, an Infinity and $489,000 in cash, according to the statement. They were also given a money judgment worth $6.78 million. In partial satisfaction of that judgment, the Feldmans forfeited jewelry, gold coins and metals valued at $116,131, and a 2011 Porsche.


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