Judge: Alleged Ohio pill mill couple to stay free

CINCINNATI (AP) - A judge is allowing an Ohio couple facing federal charges of illegally distributing prescription pain pills to remain free pending the start of their trial.

The government wanted the bonds of Nancy and Lester Sadler revoked. It says the couple lied about their income while receiving court-appointed attorneys and frequently visited out-of-state casinos, spending thousands.

U.S. District Court Judge Sandra Beckwith rejected the government's request in a one-page order filed Tuesday.

Beckwith required the couple to file a new financial affidavit and to update the courts on their finances monthly. Last month, Beckwith banned them from going to casinos.

A 2010 indictment alleges the couple illegally distributed painkillers at a clinic in Waverly in southern Ohio.


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