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Benoit Doc to Face Federal Charges

7/2/2007 2:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris BenoitThe personal physician of wrestler Chris Benoit turned himself in on Monday to face a single federal drug charge involving improperly prescribing painkillers and other drugs.

Dr. Phil Astin had his office raided last week in connection with the Benoit investigation. No arrests were made and authorities would not say what was seized. Dr. Astin's office is located approximately 50 miles from Benoit's home. He saw Benoit just hours before the WWE star killed his wife and son.

Manny Arora, Astin's attorney, said the doctor "is doing about as good as can be expected. He's disappointed and surprised."

Dr. Astin is expected to appear before a judge later today. Stay tuned.


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Jill from Western Australia    

Totally agree with #2 Lucas...stop "milking" the courts...charge the Prescribers AND the ENABLERS...lets face it...ANS was not in control, I am suprised that Dannielynn was not impared by the amount of drugs that she took!...Larry was correct to leave ANS because of her drug use!...but HK$ remained her puppet and "possibly" allowed both Daniel's and ANS's death...I couldn't live with that legacy! HK$ are in control of the $710,000 of the ANS WILL...doubtless this has been gobbled up in legal fees....stop squatting in Horizons...get a life...unfortunately ANS was just a selfish pair of HUGE BOOBS!

2670 days ago


missy2 celebs or not everyone has pressures in life he was indeed a grown man who was sick, I will NEVER watch that fake wrestling crap agin. I will not help line Mcmahons pockets anymore. He is the 2nd one to be held responsible, he makes them look like that to fill his pockets and Stevie Wonder can see he takes the roids too at his age!!! This is worth talking about for a long time, this is a real problem!!! If he had problems Mcmahon should have cared enough to see and get him help, just like most bussiness has to offer!! MacMahon probably owns that Dr. Jackie

2670 days ago
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