Former Iowa Doctor To Change Plea In Medications Case

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By Richard Pratt

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Newtown doctor accused of loosely prescribing painkillers has decided to plead guilty.

A change of plea hearing is scheduled Feb. 21 for Lafayette Twyner. Twyner is charged with 114 counts of health care fraud and unlawfully disseminating controlled substances and has previously denied wrongdoing.

Prosecutors would not release details of a plea agreement worked out with Twyner's attorney.

Twyner surrendered his state medical license in 2012 to settle allegations from the Iowa Board of Medicine.
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