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Doctor-Defendants Protest Coaching

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Christopher George, who is serving time for running pill mills in South Florida with his twin brother Jeff, is the state’s star witness in a case against two physicians who are charged in the deaths of nine former patients. But he made a big mistake: He disregarded the warning that all jail phone calls are recorded.

As the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports, his father called him, filled him in on what was happening in the courtroom and coached him on how to testify to the satisfaction of the prosecution. Now, the judge in the case may bar him from the stand, dashing his hopes of serving less time. 

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