A 93-year-old Nevada physician has been found guilty of serious drug-dealing charges that could get him a prison term that would keep him behind bars until he is 123.
Not very damn likely he’ll get any time at all.
The medical assistant who worked in Wetselaar’s clinic, David Litwin, was convicted on 8 felony drug charges in the narcotic conspiracy scheme. The case of the pharmacist, Jason Smith, ended in a hung jury, and he will face a new trial next month.
Wetselaar, a pain specialist, immigrated from Holland and actually served in the military during World War II. During the trial federal prosecutors were able to prove that he had made nearly 3 dozen cash deposits totaling $260,000 in less than a year, money raked in from drug sales, especially hydrocodone, Xanax and Soma. Investigators discovered the daffy doc would charge drug dealers and addicts up to $400 for each prescription.
Wetselaar sits behind bars in Las Vegas until his sentencing in June. He could get 30 years in prison.