A local doctor who practiced medicine for more than four decades will give up his license for the next five years. That’s even though a Mahoning County judge told him if he had his his way, he would have lost that license for the rest of his life.
Seventy-four-year-old William Paloski was in court Tuesday morning for sentencing on drug charges.
Prosecutors said Paloski was dispensing drugs to his patients and clients, sometimes even without a valid medical reason to do it.
Members of the Drug Task Force began investigating his practice years ago after discovering bottles used to contain his prescriptions in local drug houses. Investigators said his so-called patients would take the drugs and then sell or trade them on the streets.
Paloski’s lawyer, Dave Betras, asked the judge to not send his client to prison. [Read more…]