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Charges Against Boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith Dismissed

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has dismissed two charges against the boyfriend of the late model and actress Anna Nicole Smith. He left the other charges, however, to be decided by a jury, sources told a New York Criminal Lawyer.
The judge dismissed two counts of obtaining an opiate by fraud against the boyfriend, a court spokesman told a New York Criminal Lawyer. Smith’s boyfriend was also her lawyer. While those charges were dismissed, he still faces nine counts related to allegedly supplying Smith with powerful drugs.
The judge issued these rulings in the criminal trial of the boyfriend and two doctors connected with Smith. They are accused of providing her with large quantities of drugs and drug possession. Prosecutors say she was addicted to pain medication. Smith died of an accidental drug overdose in February 2007, in Hollywood, Florida.
The boyfriend and both doctors have all pleaded not guilty. New York Criminal Lawyers have learned the judge has also “narrowed the scope” of a conspiracy charge related to the boyfriend and one of the doctors. Prosecutors have already rested their case against the three defendants, sources tell New York Criminal Lawyers.
The judge appears to have some skepticism toward the prosecution’s case in the trial, which began in early August. The defense has no witnesses to speak in their behalf. Closing arguments have already been issued, sources tell New York Criminal Lawyers, and more details should be forthcoming very soon.
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