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Stern fights Smith drug conviction

Earlier this year (10), Stern was found guilty on two charges of conspiracy, for giving false names and acting by fraud to obtain prescriptions for the late Playboy star, who died in 2007.

His legal team has now filed a motion at a court in California calling for the charges to be overturned, claiming it is “common practice” to use false names on prescriptions for celebrities in Los Angeles “to protect privacy”.

The motion states Stern believed Smith’s medic Dr. Khristine Eroshevich was right to prescribe medication to the late star under a different name. Eroshevich was found guilty of two conspiracy charges, as well as one count of unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance and another of unlawfully obtaining a prescription by giving a false name. They both face sentencing in January (11).

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Stern’s lawyers have asked for a retrial or reduction of his two convictions to misdemeanours if the request for a dismissal is refused, according to the Beverly Hills Courier.

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