Temponeras trial April 17


By Frank Lewis - flewis@civitasmedia.com



One of the major trials emanating from the pain clinic days of Scioto County, is scheduled for April 17, 2017 in U.S. Southern District Court in Cincinnati. On Monday, the Clerk of Courts told the Daily Times, Margaret “Margy” Temponeras will go on Trial on April 17, 2017 in the federal courtroom of Judge Timothy M. Black.

Temponeras operated a pain clinic in Wheelersburg in a time when 11 such operations were located in Scioto County. However, due to the pushback from local anti-illegal drug activists, intervention by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and legislation from the Ohio Legislature, they have all be shut down and several people involved in the operations have gone on trial – some are serving time now.

The indictment came down in 2015 and included her father John Temponeras and Raymond Fankell who owned and operated Prime Pharmacy Group, Inc. doing business as Medi-Mart Pharmacy in Portsmouth.

In a 2015 indictment, (Margaret) Temponeras was charged with one count of conspiracy, one count of illegal distribution of a controlled substance, and one count of maintaining a facility for the purpose of illegal distribution of controlled substances.

Temponeras was originally scheduled to go on trial Monday (April 3), but the Southern District Court told the Times the trial is now scheduled for April 17.

By Frank Lewis

flewis@civitasmedia.com

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

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