Prosecutors and defense lawyers will make closing arguments today in the trial of a South Florida physician accused of acting as a drug dealer.I see David put his client on the stand:
Dr. Ali Shaygan, 36, faces 141 counts of improper prescribing and is charged with causing the 2007 overdose death of a West Palm Beach man.
If convicted, he faces at least 20 years in prison.
"Have you ever just sold [prescriptions] for cash?" his attorney asked.GOOD LUCK DAVID!!
"No, never," Shaygan answered.
The trial, which has lasted almost four weeks, has been contentious, with aggressive lawyering on both sides.
Last week, Shaygan's attorneys asked U.S. District Judge Alan Gold to throw out the case because government agents secretly taped phone calls between the defense team and trial witnesses.
Prosecutors have said the taping "was not handled as well as it should have been," but that the charges should stand.