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Posted by: thepinetree on 12/18/2018 02:32 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 12/18/2018 02:32 PM
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Attorney General Becerra: Murder Conviction of California Doctor Who Recklessly Prescribed Deadly Opioids Upheld on Appeal

Sacramento, CA...California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and his legal team secured a critical victory in the fight against opioid abuse when the California Court of Appeal upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a former osteopathic doctor, Hsiu Ying Tseng. Tseng was convicted on February 5, 2016, of second-degree murder for the prescription drug overdoses of three of her patients: Vu Nguyen, Steven Ogle, and Joseph Rovero. Tseng was also convicted of 19 counts of unlawful controlled substance prescription and one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. The trial court sentenced Tseng to 30 years to life in state prison.




“Every day, the opioid crisis destroys lives and communities. It spares no one,” said Attorney General Becerra. “Doctors like Hsiu Ying Tseng who engage in reckless practices when prescribing drugs that lead to addiction, overdose, and in this case, death, must be held accountable. While the court’s ruling will not bring back the lives lost, it sends a powerful message to those in positions of trust that they, too, will pay a high price for their reckless behavior.”

Following her sentencing on February 5, 2016, Tseng appealed her conviction. On December 14, 2018, in a 45-page ruling, the appellate court found there was overwhelming evidence of Tseng’s knowledge of the risks involved in her conduct and her reckless indifference to the lives of her patients. The court’s published ruling recognizes that a medical professional who knowingly and recklessly prescribes potentially deadly drugs to vulnerable patients, in increasing doses and with utter disregard for their welfare, has committed murder. This marks the first time that a doctor in California has been convicted on charges of murder based on the prescription of opioid medications.

A copy of the opinion can be found here.


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Posted on: 2018-12-18 16:42:00   By: Anonymous
 
A seriously gay tie.

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    Truth is poison to Liberals
    Posted on: 2018-12-20 10:59:27   By: Anonymous
     
    The only reasons the Liberal Socialist Democrats and the Republicans In Name Only in Congress refuse to fund the wall is because they hate Trump and our country. They are traitors to their oath to defend and protect the Constitution.
    The Democrats forget they already voted to the tune of $25 Billion to fund the Wall in a previous session!! Where did that funding disappear to?
    #MAGA2020
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You folks are angry.
Posted on: 2018-12-18 16:50:07   By: Anonymous
 
I'm completely naked.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-12-18 18:57:56   By: Anonymous
 
Well, shine the button on my lapel!

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    Posted on: 2018-12-18 20:06:50   By: Anonymous
     
    Have you gotten rid of illegals? Remember Kate Steinle gunned down in SF by deported illegal POS

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-12-18 21:13:38   By: Anonymous
 
He didn't include that his relatives in Mexico have smuggled most of these drugs into the states! Selective memory?

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Posted on: 2018-12-18 22:29:49   By: Anonymous
 
I wasn't sure about Xavier Becerra when he first became Attorney General, but this conviction just puts my confidence in him over the top after a long series of great law suits against the Trump administration's outrageous desecration of fair and equal protection for all citizens. He is an aggressive advocate for the people of California. We should all be proud that we have a great AG. Go Xavier!! Go California!!

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    Posted on: 2018-12-19 05:06:15   By: Anonymous
     
    Where did you move from , Washington ?

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    Posted on: 2018-12-19 09:56:55   By: Anonymous
     
    MoonBeaner must be on drugs

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-12-19 13:43:01   By: Anonymous
       
      HEY, SECOND-GRADE EDUCATED IDIOT HILLBILLIES, YOUR TIE FETISH IFS GETTING OLD. MUST BE YOU ATTRACTION TO THE PHALLUS.
      AS FOR WHERE A PERSON COMES FROM, LOOK IN THE MIRROR, ASK YOURSELF THAT QUESTION. DON'T STRAIN YOUR BRAIN.
      HILLBILIES SOUND LIKE THE WHITE SUPREMACIST SIDE WHO CAN'T HANDLE PEOPLE OF COLOR. MEXICAN HERITAGE GOT YOU ALL RILED UP. TAKE A DNA TEST HOMIE THERE MIGHT BE SOME LATIN SPICE TO YOUR LIFE.
      YOU'RE JUST JEALOUS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BECAUSE HE IS SMARTER THAN ANYONE IN YOU BLOODLINE AND MAKES MORE MONEY THAN YOU AND YOUR RELATIVES COMBINED. 🌶




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        Posted on: 2018-12-19 17:24:53   By: Anonymous
         
        And your bold caps is getting old too.

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    Posted on: 2018-12-19 13:29:44   By: Anonymous
     
    Xavier Becerra is a posole-slurping cum-dumpster.

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      Posted on: 2018-12-19 20:53:12   By: Anonymous
       
      IT'S PAZOLE DUMB@SS AND A CUM-DUMPSTER WOULD DUMP ON YOU.


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        Posted on: 2018-12-20 01:47:43   By: Anonymous
         
        no it's not.

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    Posted on: 2018-12-19 20:18:48   By: Anonymous
     
    This clown couldn’t convict Hitler

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      Posted on: 2018-12-19 20:59:15   By: Anonymous
       
      NO POINT IN CONVICTING YOU DEAD HERO ADOLFO.

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