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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Impact of Howard K. Stern's arrest

Stern_annaOn March 12, 2009, Howard K. Stern (Anna Nicole Smith's partner and attorney) and her two doctors (Sandeep Kapoor and Khristine Eroshevich) were charged with 8 felonies which include a variety of drug related offenses including "prescribing, administering or dispensing a controlled substance to an addict."

Several readers have wondered about the ramifications of his arrest.  For example:

  • Will Stern be removed as executor of Anna's estate?
  • Will Stern be disbarred?
  • Will Stern be able to collect the attorney fees for work already performed?
  • Will Stern plead guilty to lesser charges to avoid a felony conviction and perhaps save his law license and fees?


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I certainly hope Howard Stern does not wiggle his way out of this very serious offense. I believe he is both responsible for Anna Nicole's death as well as her son Daniel. He should not get fees for work he has already done. The reason he was even able to do the work is because of Anna Nicole's death. I believe this man is dishonest and evil and he only was in this for the money he got from Anna Nicole. Dishonesty and greed that caused Anna Nicole death should not go unpunished. He should not only spend jail time but he should also lose his license. He should be made an example so attorneys should become aware that greed and dishonest dealings do not pay. The two doctors involved deserve the same fate.

Posted by: julie | Mar 15, 2009 7:08:06 PM

Anna Nicole started to abuse drugs and alcohol when she was a teenager.
She was in detox centers, but didn't stop to abuse drugs.She was an adult person aged 39.
She made her own choice.Howard was the victim of Anna Nicole's manipulation.

Posted by: Michael Berg | Mar 17, 2009 2:51:05 AM

Anna Nicole was long-term drug addict.She became drug addict after many plastic operations.
Howard loved her, he couldn't say no to her.
Besides, he is not a doctor.
Doctors should have tried to help her give up drugs.

Posted by: Emma | Mar 17, 2009 2:55:40 AM

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