Federal prosecutors may not have been able to convict two doctors in the overdose deaths of eight pain-clinic patients, but law enforcement in Palm Beach County is winning the larger fight against pill mills.
A jury acquitted Drs. Cynthia Cadet and Joseph Castronuovo of causing the deaths and conspiring to distribute controlled substances but found them guilty of money laundering. The doctors worked for Executive Pain in West Palm Beach and American Pain, which operated in Broward County and Boca Raton before moving to Lake Worth. The clinics were part of a $40 million illegal prescription painkiller operation run by twin brothers Christopher and Jeff George of Wellington.
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