A North Carolina doctor has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for giving female patients drugs such as Percocet and Clonazepam in exchange for sex.
The Charlotte Observer reported that Michael Alson Smith was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty last year. Court documents say he traded drugs for sex with at least seven patients in 2017 at the Mt. Holly Family Practice. They say he also billed Medicaid and Medicare for reimbursement of patient visits that only included sex.
Smith was also ordered to pay about $3,500 in restitution and serve two years of supervised release after completing his sentence.