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Bridgeport Pain Doctor Pleads Not Guilty in Federal Court

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A Bridgeport pain doctor accused of supplying large quantities of painkillers to her patients without a legitimate medical purpose has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to distribute schedule II and schedule III controlled substances.

Edita Milan, 73, appeared in United States District Court in Clarksburg July 30 for her arraignment after a federal grand jury in Martinsburg indicted her last week. The indictment alleges Milan conspired with others in wrongdoing from December 2011 to June 27 to distribute oxycodone, morphine, hydrocodone, and buprenorphine.

The United States filed a motion to designate Milan's case as a complex case because of the voluminous case records seized by authorities. The government anticipates superceding indictments in the case. Jury selection for Milan's trial is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. October 7, although it is believed that Judge Irene Keeley will grant a continuance due to the complex case designation.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Kaull ordered Milan to provide her full financial disclosure because she is utilizing court appointed counsel and it is believed that she has the resources to hire an attorney.

Milan remains free on bond.