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Layton doctor sentenced to 7 years in prison

Layton doctor sentenced to 7 years in prison

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah doctor who pleaded guilty to writing illegal oxycodone prescriptions has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison.

U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups sentenced Paul Ray Taylor on Wednesday in federal court. The 64-year-old, of Roy, was sentenced to 85 months in prison but given credit for about 19 months he has already served.

Taylor in January pleaded guilty to one count of distributing oxycodone. He admitted providing prescriptions to people with whom he did not have a legitimate doctor-patient relationship or did not conduct appropriate medical examinations.

The family practice doctor in Layton lost his medical license and was indicted in November 2007.

Taylor's prison term starts Jan. 11. He'll be on house arrest until then.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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