PHILADELPHIA, July 2, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Kermit Gosnell has signed a plea document admitting he ran an illegal “pill mill” out of his West Philadelphia “house of horrors” abortion facility, according to his defense attorney, Jack McMahon.
Gosnell had rejected two previous plea deals after McMahon suggested he would not contest federal drug charges. The abortion pioneer signed the latest document on Saturday.
Prosecutors say the 72-year-old used his medical office as a “pill mill,” selling as many as 2,300 prescriptions a month – once writing 200 a night – to all comers.
They accuse Gosnell of making at least $200,000 peddling prescriptions between June 2008 and February 2010.
Patients paid him $20 per script and the employees an additional $10 or $20.
Gosnell reportedly sold OxyContin, generic Xanax, and 19,000 ounces of codeine cough syrup between 2008 and January 2010.
In all, Gosnell earned an estimated $1.8 million a year at his filthy facility.
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It was the suspicion that he was running the illegal drug business that finally led police to raid Gosnell's Women's Medical Society on the corner of North 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia.
That led to Gosnell's conviction on three convictions of murder for “snipping” babies' spinal columns outside the womb with scissors. He is already serving three consecutive life sentences.
Gosnell is scheduled to make a court appearance before U.S. District Judge Cynthia M. Rufe on July 9.
Gosnell's associates, Lynda Williams and Steven Massof, were also scheduled to be sentenced today.