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Prosecutors ask judge to reconsider ruling tossing some convictions in Kansas 'pill mill' case


WICHITA, Kansas — Prosecutors want a federal judge to reconsider a ruling that overturned six convictions against a former Kansas doctor and his wife whose pain clinic is linked to 68 overdose deaths.

A government filing Tuesday asks the court to resentence Stephen and Linda Schneider on those six counts, rather than tossing out the convictions. The judge already plans to resentence them on the conspiracy count. The bulk of the case remains.

A jury found the Haysville couple guilty in 2010 of conspiracy to commit health care fraud resulting in those deaths, unlawfully prescribing drugs, health care fraud and money laundering.

The judge revisited their case after U.S. Supreme Court ruling in another case finding the victim's drug use had to be the actual cause of death, not merely a contributing factor.

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