Stern Charged With Five Extra Counts Over Smith’s DeathBy WENN
Thursday, September 24, 2009
ANNA NICOLE SMITH’s lover and lawyer HOWARD K. STERN has been arraigned on 11 felony counts over allegations he conspired with two doctors to provide the tragic model/actress with prescription drugs.
Stern was initially charged with six crimes relating to Smith’s drug use in March (09), alongside the star’s physician Sandeep Kapoor and the ex-Playboy model’s former neighbour Khristine Eroshevich.
Ongoing investigations into the busty blonde’s 2007 death have revealed Kapoor allegedly ignored medical dangers by providing an array of powerful and addictive drugs to a woman with a history of substance abuse.
During an arraignment hearing at the Los Angeles Criminal Courthouse on Wednesday (23Sep09), Stern was hit with another five felonies, including one suggesting he helped Smith gain opiate prescriptions under different aliases.
Kapoor and Eroshevich were formally charged with six felony counts on Wednesday.
All three defendants have pleaded not guilty to the claims.