US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Opinions
United States v. Oti
Opinion Date: October 3, 2017
Judge: Jennifer Walker Elrod
Areas of Law: Criminal Law
Defendants Theodore Okechuku, Elechi Oti, Emmanuel Iwuoha, and Kevin Rutledge were convicted of conspiring to unlawfully distribute hydrocodone outside the scope of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose as part of an alleged pill mill. Okechuku was also convicted of two additional firearm counts. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the convictions, holding that the evidence was sufficient to convict defendants and any errors that defendants alleged were either not errors or were harmless.
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