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Appeals court rejects Kan. ex-doctor's claims

Published on -5/20/2013, 3:12 PM

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has scathingly brushed off the claims of a former Kansas doctor as "bitter whining."

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Monday that Lawrence Simons' appeal of his sentence for illegally distributing prescription drugs was nothing more than a "conclusory diatribe."

The appeals panel says the 57-year-old Wichita man considers himself a victim -- of overzealous police, his attorney's incompetence, an unresponsive justice system and unfair laws.

Simons was sentenced in 2010 to two years in prison followed by three years' probation.

The court says he seems to think a doctor's "promiscuous distribution" of very potent controlled substances is noble, not criminal.

The 10th Circuit decision is Simons' latest setback. Earlier this month, he was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.

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