Authors: By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Federal prosecutors want the bond revoked for alleged operators of a southern Ohio pill mill, saying the couple is operating another pain clinic and using profits to take gambling trips while pleading poverty.
The government also alleges in a filing Thursday in federal court in Columbus that a patient recently died after obtaining pills at the Columbus clinic operated by Nancy and Lester Sadler.
The filing says the Sadlers violated rules restricting their travel by frequently visiting casinos and spending thousands of dollars from clinic accounts.
The government says the Sadlers shouldn't be represented by government-paid defense attorneys because they didn't fully disclose their income.
Lester Sadler's attorney said he had not seen the motion, while a message was left with Nancy Sadler's attorney.
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