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5 years probation, 6 months house arrest for Ohio lawyer who pleaded guilty to tax evasion


COLUMBUS, Ohio — A judge has sentenced an Ohio lawyer who admitted tax evasion to five years of probation and six months house arrest.

Steven Hillman pleaded guilty earlier this year to failing to file tax returns costing the government $115,000, settling a case that once involved more serious charges related to allegations of Ohio pill mills.

Federal judge Michael Barrett sentenced the 69-year-old Hillman Thursday.

The original charges against Hillman, of suburban Columbus, were part of a 2013 indictment against eight individuals that alleged dozens of customers a week would travel hundreds of miles to visit clinics in southern and central Ohio and pay $200 per visit for painkillers.

The indictment said prescriptions were written without meaningful physical exams and contributed to the deaths of at least two patients.

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