Anna Nicole Smith's Boyfriend Found Guilty in Drug Case

Celebrity News Oct. 28, 2010 AT 5:37PM
Anna Nicole Smith's Boyfriend Found Guilty in Drug Case Credit: J. Shearer/WireImage.com

Howard K. Stern is now a convicted felon.

On Thursday, an L.A. jury -- after 58 hours of deliberations -- finally reached its verdict in the drug conspiracy case related to the 2007 drug overdose death of Anna Nicole Smith.

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Smith's boyfriend Stern and her doctors Sandeep Kapoor and Khristine Eroshevich were all accused of illegally providing drugs to Smith -- excessively prescribing opiates and sedatives to an addict, and using fake names to obtain prescriptions; all three had pled not guilty.

While Kapoor was acquitted on all charges, both Stern and Eroshevich were found guilty on several counts. Attorney Stern was convicted on two of nine counts for giving false names and acting by fraud to obtain prescriptions. Eroshevich was convicted of unlawfully prescribing painkiller Vicodin by fraud.

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Playboy model and E! reality star Smith died on February 8, 2007 at age 39.

The trio -- whose lawyers argued they were trying to relieve Smith's emotional and physical pain, not feeding her addiction -- was not charged in her death.

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