Podiatrist pleads guilty to unlawfully prescribing opioids to patients

Posted at 3:56 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 16:56:49-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Nashville podiatrist pleaded guilty to his role in unlawfully distributing controlled substances to patients.

On Wednesday, 62-year-old Timothy Abbott, D.P.M., 62, pleaded guilty to seven counts of unlawful distribution of controlled substances before Chief U.S. District Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr. of the Middle District of Tennessee.

Abbott admitted to distributing Hydrocodone without a legitimate medical purpose and outside of the usual course of professional practice to four of his patients on 44 occasions between April 2013 and February 2019.

The Drug Enforcement Agency and Tennessee Bureua of Investigation investigated the case with the assistance of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. Trial Attorneys William M. Grady and Alexandra Michael of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section are prosecuting the case.

Sentencing has been scheduled for Aug. 31, 2020, before Chief Judge Crenshaw.