Muscatine doctor faces more charges in drug case


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Originally Posted Online: Jan. 31, 2013, 9:08 am
Last Updated: Jan. 31, 2013, 9:09 am
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A Muscatine doctor accused of prescribing drugs in exchange for sex faces more federal charges.

The Muscatine Journal reports David Gierlus pleaded not guilty Monday to 95 individual drug charges in U.S. District Court in Davenport.

The new counts were filed Jan. 16. Gierlus previously was charged with several counts of distributing certain controlled substances.

Prosecutors say Gierlus prescribed powerful controlled substances to more than 30 women and often in exchange for sexual favors.

The 59-year-old had a family practice in Muscatine. The newspaper reports he is no longer seeing patients.

His trial is scheduled for April 16.







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