Co-defendant in pain clinic case sentenced
A second man who worked at a former Ironton pain clinic was sentenced Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
Kevin Bowers, 45, of Lancaster, pleaded guilty in December to amended indictment of fourth-degree engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and fifth degree of practicing osteopathy without a certificate.
Matthew Donahue, from the Ohio Attorney General’s office, recommended Bowers be sentenced to probation considering his cooperation during the case.
“He was ready to testify if the case had gone to trial,” Donahue said.
Rick Faulkner, attorney for Bowers, agreed to the recommendation, saying Bowers “has fully cooperated and done what was asked of him.”
Judge Charles Cooper sentenced Bowers to three years community control sanctions under intensive supervised probation. He was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. If he violates his probation, he could be sentenced to prison for up to 18 months.
“I’m very sorry for my lack of judgment, that caused this to arise,” Bowers said.
Bowers was charged in 2013 following an investigation of the Pinnacle Wellness and Longevity Center LLC, on South Third Street. Also charged was Adam Hall, of Powell, who received the same sentence last week for an amended indictment of fifth-degree possession of criminal tools and fourth degree attempted tampering with evidence.