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Tulsa Physician Booked On Charge Of Getting Pain Pills By Fraudulent Prescriptions

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James Lawrence Fleckenstein mug shot. James Lawrence Fleckenstein mug shot.
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A Tulsa doctor turned himself in on a charge of obtaining a controlled drug by writing fraudulent prescriptions. James Lawrence Fleckenstein was booked into Tulsa County Jail Thursday morning, July 20.

The 60-year-old physician is accused of writing prescriptions for pain medication to his wife and a friend of hers then using the pills himself.

Prosecutors said he wrote prescriptions for several different kinds of pain medication from June, 2013, to October, 2016. 

7/17/2017 Related Story: Tulsa Doctor Charged With Writing Fraudulent Prescriptions For Pain Pills

Fleckenstein posted a $5,000 bond and was released that afternoon.

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