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A federal judge has ordered a Tulsa doctor to pay nearly $300,000 in fines related to 430 controlled-drug law violations while medical director at a spa.

U.S. District Judge John Dowdell, in an opinion and order issued Sunday, ordered Dr. Darnell E. Blackmon to pay civil fines totaling $296,000 following a nonjury trial held Oct. 26 in Tulsa federal court.

Blackmon had asked the judge to impose no monetary penalty, citing a range of factors that include his assertion that he didn’t willingly violate federal drug laws or profit financially.


Dowdell determined that a “significant” monetary penalty was appropriate.

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