A former pediatrician on staff at SIU School of Medicine has pleaded guilty to one county of fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs.
50 year old Kathleen A. Lake allegedly obtained narcotic prescription pain medication, falsely telling a nurse that another doctor had ordered the prescription, then telling the nurse to call the medication in to a pharmacy in Lake’s name.
Lake is facing a maximum penalty of up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Following prison time, Lake will serve a term of supervised release for up to three years. Her license has been suspended for at least five years from the date of sentencing.