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Howard K. Stern, 2 Docs: We're Not Guilty!

5/13/2009 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Howard K. Stern and two doctors, Khristine Eroshevich and Sandeep Kapoor, just pled not guilty to a pile of charges in the Anna Nicole Smith drug case.

The dynamic trio have each been charged with 6 felonies -- after a massive investigation that led prosecutors to charge that they funneled drugs to Smith in the years leading up to her death.

All three defendants had no problem with giving the D.A. handwriting samples that cops could use in determining who signed what prescriptions.

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76.

Only swim in the Ocean    

Look at the dates of the baseless charges against HKS/K/E.

ANS was so 'drugged and used and abused' that she earned millions during a major resurgence of her popularity. Her beauty exceeded her earlier days. She successfully gave birth to a gorgeous and healthy baby girl. Such was the result of her so-called malevolent and 'illegal' medical treatment.

The tragic accidental death of Daniel and the heinous attacks on ANS that followed by her own estranged family members and assorted low-lifes for their own financial gains created a crippling environment for which ANS received intense and private treatment and shielding. An accidental extra swig of CH may have ended ANS's life, but it did not change the nature of the caring and devoted peoples' actions to help her before that tragic day.

1952 days ago
77.

Liz    

46. Look at the dates of the baseless charges against HKS/K/E.

ANS was so 'drugged and used and abused' that she earned millions during a major resurgence of her popularity. Her beauty exceeded her earlier days. She successfully gave birth to a gorgeous and healthy baby girl. Such was the result of her so-called malevolent and 'illegal' medical treatment.

The tragic accidental death of Daniel and the heinous attacks on ANS that followed by her own estranged family members and assorted low-lifes for their own financial gains created a crippling environment for which ANS received intense and private treatment and shielding. An accidental extra swig of CH may have ended ANS's life, but it did not change the nature of the caring and devoted peoples' actions to help her before that tragic day.


Posted at 7:09PM on May 13th 2009 by Only swim in the Ocean
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You are definitely in denial! If only you had the intelligence to realize how pathetic you sound with your lies.

1952 days ago
78.

Only swim in the Ocean    

So, I was reminiscing a month ago about an ideal defense witness:

ShowBiz Tonight, 4-4-2007. A. J. Hammer interviews Dr. Perper:

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0704/04/sbt.01.html

"HAMMER: Just the mere thought of somebody ingesting that many pills sort of jars the mind. Just taking the pills alone, let alone what they could actually do to a person. The investigation into Anna Nicole`s Death, of course, ended with the conclusion that there was no criminality, no criminal acts involved.

However, Howard K. Stern clearly knew she was taking all these drugs, after all, they were made out in his name, as we discussed. And she didn`t seem to have all of her wits about her at the time of her death. This was a time when she wasn`t feeling that well and should have been in the hospital, some are saying. Should Howard K. Stern have done more to prevent this from happening?

PERPER: Well, I`m not sure because he`s not a medical person. In other words, Anna Nicole Smith was a pretty strong woman. When she decided not to go to the hospital, in spite of her fever, which was very high, of 105, you can assume that she gives the orders. He`s not a physician. And those were the medications which were clearly intended for her. Whether this was ethical or reasonable or not, that`s another the question. But I don`t see any criminality, which would turn this into a homicide, because he gave her pills which he asked.

HAMMER: Yes, I guess there`s been a lot of discussion in terms of legal responsibility and moral responsibility, which, as you well know, two very different things. Dr. Joshua Perper, I appreciate you taking the time with us tonight.

PERPER: You`re welcome."

• Individuals' perceptions of morality do not a crime make.

1952 days ago
79.

opi    

Don't bother to respond to Ocean or the other Sternies with reason. It's just a waste of YOUR time. EVERYONE saw how drugged this woman was around Stern. In fact, Jerry Brown should subpoena Danny Bonaduce and other "guests" of that staged reality show, that saw first hand how much in a drug haze she was.

1952 days ago
80.

opi    

Quote: An accidental extra swig of CH may have ended ANS's life, According to Taz, she needed help to get to the rest room. She couldn't go on her own to get another SWIG of anything.

Once again, Paul Cowan on Headline News was mentioning how a guilty verdict in CA could bring RECKLESS MANSLAUGHTER charges against Stern and the others.

1952 days ago
81.

Howard learned to lie from his mom    


49. So, I was reminiscing a month ago about an ideal defense witness:

ShowBiz Tonight, 4-4-2007. A. J. Hammer interviews Dr. Perper:

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0704/04/sbt.01.html

"HAMMER: Just the mere thought of somebody ingesting that many pills sort of jars the mind. Just taking the pills alone, let alone what they could actually do to a person. The investigation into Anna Nicole`s Death, of course, ended with the conclusion that there was no criminality, no criminal acts involved.

However, Howard K. Stern clearly knew she was taking all these drugs, after all, they were made out in his name, as we discussed. And she didn`t seem to have all of her wits about her at the time of her death. This was a time when she wasn`t feeling that well and should have been in the hospital, some are saying. Should Howard K. Stern have done more to prevent this from happening?

PERPER: Well, I`m not sure because he`s not a medical person. In other words, Anna Nicole Smith was a pretty strong woman. When she decided not to go to the hospital, in spite of her fever, which was very high, of 105, you can assume that she gives the orders. He`s not a physician. And those were the medications which were clearly intended for her. Whether this was ethical or reasonable or not, that`s another the question. But I don`t see any criminality, which would turn this into a homicide, because he gave her pills which he asked.

HAMMER: Yes, I guess there`s been a lot of discussion in terms of legal responsibility and moral responsibility, which, as you well know, two very different things. Dr. Joshua Perper, I appreciate you taking the time with us tonight.

PERPER: You`re welcome."

• Individuals' perceptions of morality do not a crime make.

Posted at 7:59PM on May 13th 2009 by Only swim in the Ocean

That was posted:
Aired April 4, 2007

News flash!!! 6 felony charges

Catch up swim!

http://www.janicebrenman.com/2009/05/13/three-ring-circus-ringleader-howard-k-stern/

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UPDATE: Today the three defendants, accompanied by almost a dozen attorneys, appeared before Los Angeles Superior Court, Commissioner Kristi Lousteau, to be arraigned on six felony charges each. They each pled not guilty. Defendant, Howard K. Stern, 40, was represented by three attorneys, J. Christopher Smith, Steven H. Sadow, and M. Krista Barth. Sadow and Barth, interestingly, are NOT licensed California attorneys according to the State Bar’s website as of today, yet were practicing law by appearing before the court. Isn’t that also a crime? This reminds me of Barry Scheck who appeared in the O.J. Simpson trial without being licensed to practice law in California. Defendant Kristine Eroshevich, 61, was represented by Adam H. Braun, and was also accompanied by John J. Nazarian, Private Investigator. Defendant Doctor Sandeep A. Kapoor, 40, was represented by Ellyn S. Garofalo. The preliminary hearing is set for June 08, 2009, in Department 102, and is expected to last two weeks.

The Commissioner granted prosecutor Renee Rose’s motions: 1) handwriting exemplars from each defendant to determine, among other things, who ordered and filled the prescription drugs which killed Smith; and, 2) a protective order against dissemination of discovery (about 1,400 pages already) to protect privacy.

I was compelled by the spectacle outside the criminal courthouse. Stern’s attorney, Steven H. Sadow, was delivering another tired manifesto against Jerry Brown in an attempt to shift focus away from the serious nature of this case. Several media correspondents shouted, “Why can’t Stern speak for himself?” and “Is Howard gonna go to rehab?” After Sadow finished, self-proclaimed former Smith hairstylist, Daniel DiCriscio, made heartfelt comments about her demise to anyone within earshot, while attorney and HKS companion, Ronald Alan Rale, acted seemingly chummy with a couple of media outlets. It should be noted that Rale is named second in ANS’s will as executor of her estate. As such, he is entitled to 6% of its worth, should HKS be deemed unavailable to assume executorial duties while he is incarcerated.

Quite disconcerting was the lighthearted demeanor of HKS, this circus’ ringleader, in the moments just before the Commissioner called the case to order. Is such demeanor appropriate for someone accused of facilitating the death of one’s ceremonial wife? Kapoor, by comparison, looked serious and concerned while seated next to his attorney, Ellyn S. Garofalo. Perhaps

1952 days ago
82.

Howard Supporter    


• Individuals' perceptions of morality do not a crime make.

Posted at 7:59PM on May 13th 2009 by Only swim in the Ocean

Take some phony outrage by a passel of wannabes and try to fit it into a crime picture. Too bad it doesn't work very well and is full of holes. That's what the prosecutor has to work with and spin a tall tale from. So what is the H&S code violation for enabling a known addict?

I can't wait for the state's witnesses to be unveiled, he he he.

1952 days ago
83.

opi    

This has nothing to do with morality. It has to do with FELONIES, and a conspiracy to supply a DRUG ADDICT massive quantities of drugs. They were WARNED by pharmacies about the amounts of DRUGS being given to this DRUG ADDICT.

1952 days ago
84.

Only swim in the Ocean    

52.
• Individuals' perceptions of morality do not a crime make.

Posted at 7:59PM on May 13th 2009 by Only swim in the Ocean

Take some phony outrage by a passel of wannabes and try to fit it into a crime picture. Too bad it doesn't work very well and is full of holes. That's what the prosecutor has to work with and spin a tall tale from. So what is the H&S code violation for enabling a known addict?

I can't wait for the state's witnesses to be unveiled, he he he.

Posted at 8:22PM on May 13th 2009 by peace in the valley
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Yes, how interesting it will be to see the State's witness list. We already know that the State's discovery has to be kept confidential for now because it contains material directly related to the ongoing Cosby and 'bloggers' lawsuits.

I wonder if all 'reality TV stars' are now at risk for criminal charges based on their 'on-air persona' and the imagination of CA LE types.

1952 days ago
85.

Howard Supporter    

47. 46. Look at the dates of the baseless charges against HKS/K/E.

ANS was so 'drugged and used and abused' that she earned millions during a major resurgence of her popularity. Her beauty exceeded her earlier days. She successfully gave birth to a gorgeous and healthy baby girl. Such was the result of her so-called malevolent and 'illegal' medical treatment.

Posted at 7:09PM on May 13th 2009 by Only swim in the Ocean

2006, included in the dates in the criminal complaint, wasn't a bad year for Anna. She went all the way to the Supreme Court and won a unanimous ruling in her favor. The case will be re-heard very soon with the probate exception now settled as to federal courts.

She did what is now a cult movie Illegal Aliens and as you pointed out, delivered a beautiful and healthy baby, nurtured and flourishing in the care of her biological father.

It all went downhill when the leeches turned on her, led by the mother in Texas for a piece of the money pie. The whole obnoxious coterie of schemers and goons has been on a rampage ever since, Texas and NY civil cases publicly declared under protective seal by the court at the request of the county attorney says it all. McCabe even told the judge in bankruptcy court in California he was involved in 'that, too.'

The NY judge knows about it too. Who doesn't know about the civil cases and the leaking of sealed depositions and private investigators running to California to bend Brown's ear and the creep from Caroline hustling an old hustler like Jerry Brown.

What an ugly two-year rampage--the bulls of Pamplona.

Sell that corny story to a Los Angeles jury, Ms. Assistant District Attorney or whatever. .

1952 days ago
86.

Only swim in the Ocean    

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I was compelled by the spectacle outside the criminal courthouse. Stern’s attorney, Steven H. Sadow, was delivering another tired manifesto against Jerry Brown in an attempt to shift focus away from the serious nature of this case. Several media correspondents shouted, “Why can’t Stern speak for himself?” and “Is Howard gonna go to rehab?” After Sadow finished, self-proclaimed former Smith hairstylist, Daniel DiCriscio, made heartfelt comments about her demise to anyone within earshot, while attorney and HKS companion, Ronald Alan Rale, acted seemingly chummy with a couple of media outlets. It should be noted that Rale is named second in ANS’s will as executor of her estate. As such, he is entitled to 6% of its worth, should HKS be deemed unavailable to assume executorial duties while he is incarcerated.

Quite disconcerting was the lighthearted demeanor of HKS, this circus’ ringleader, in the moments just before the Commissioner called the case to order. Is such demeanor appropriate for someone accused of facilitating the death of one’s ceremonial wife? Kapoor, by comparison, looked serious and concerned while seated next to his attorney, Ellyn S. Garofalo. Perhaps he has a prophetic inkling of what Lady Justice has in store for these three defendants.

Posted at 8:15PM on May 13th 2009 by Howard will be found guilty of all 6 felony charges
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Janice Brenman's take on the scene fails on many levels. Steve Sadow did NOT talk about JB except to say he had said it all before and wasn't going to go through it again. He then spoke of his general demurrer and placed that filing's substance into plain language. How could a lawyer/blogger/media-'type' miss that? HKS acted in Court like an innocent man would and Dr. K acted like a falsely accused Professional with a successful ongoing practice would be expected to behave.

Her major complaint seems to be that RR was 'chummy' with unnamed news outlets - 'professional' jealousy I guess.

1952 days ago
87.

SoCal Razzles    

Only swim in the Ocean

Why don't you just STFU. You don't know $hit about $hit and everyone is tired of your old ass diarrhea thoughts. Go back to your closet and turn the computer off this time.

1952 days ago
88.

Only swim in the Ocean    

55. 47. 46. Look at the dates of the baseless charges against HKS/K/E.

ANS was so 'drugged and used and abused' that she earned millions during a major resurgence of her popularity. Her beauty exceeded her earlier days. She successfully gave birth to a gorgeous and healthy baby girl. Such was the result of her so-called malevolent and 'illegal' medical treatment.

Posted at 7:09PM on May 13th 2009 by Only swim in the Ocean

2006, included in the dates in the criminal complaint, wasn't a bad year for Anna. She went all the way to the Supreme Court and won a unanimous ruling in her favor. The case will be re-heard very soon with the probate exception now settled as to federal courts.

She did what is now a cult movie Illegal Aliens and as you pointed out, delivered a beautiful and healthy baby, nurtured and flourishing in the care of her biological father.

It all went downhill when the leeches turned on her, led by the mother in Texas for a piece of the money pie. The whole obnoxious coterie of schemers and goons has been on a rampage ever since, Texas and NY civil cases publicly declared under protective seal by the court at the request of the county attorney says it all. McCabe even told the judge in bankruptcy court in California he was involved in 'that, too.'

The NY judge knows about it too. Who doesn't know about the civil cases and the leaking of sealed depositions and private investigators running to California to bend Brown's ear and the creep from Caroline hustling an old hustler like Jerry Brown.

What an ugly two-year rampage--the bulls of Pamplona.

Sell that corny story to a Los Angeles jury, Ms. Assistant District Attorney or whatever. .

Posted at 8:45PM on May 13th 2009 by peace in the valley
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Good points.

How few people in American history have ever had the strength to pursue a case to SCOTUS much less make legal history.

We see real addicts and troubled souls on TMZ all the time, and none of them maintain a beauty (if they ever had it) that could suck the oxygen out of a room like ANS did. JB, like Geraldo, believe all beautiful women are helpless creatures with no meaningful minds of their own. This view of ANS will be particularly objectionable when Renee Rose has to spew it during the preliminary hearing.

1952 days ago
89.

Howard Supporter    

How few people in American history have ever had the strength to pursue a case to SCOTUS much less make legal history.

We see real addicts and troubled souls on TMZ all the time, and none of them maintain a beauty (if they ever had it) that could suck the oxygen out of a room like ANS did. JB, like Geraldo, believe all beautiful women are helpless creatures with no meaningful minds of their own. This view of ANS will be particularly objectionable when Renee Rose has to spew it during the preliminary hearing.

Posted at 9:47PM on May 13th 2009 by Only swim in the Ocean

I'm glad you mention that clinging vine stereotype labeling someone like Anna. LOL. She played the femme fatale, and then the opposite (Skyscraper movie), comedy (Illegal Aliens, Wasabi Tun) and basically went the gamut of female archetypes. The Reality Show was the clincher, though--Lane Bryant cooking Thanksgiving dinner with a Marilyn Monroe whisper riddled with y'alls. What a joke to label such a high-powered feminine beauty as Anna as incapable of leading her life the way she wanted. Yes, excess was part of her personna--indulging herself, food addictions, the whole nine yards. Good heaven, the woman was almost 40 years old and chose the lifestyle and the career she wanted and reveled in it. Even Hefner said she was a real natural with the camera--photogenic.

Let this trial try and tarnish the luster she had and turn her into something she never was, a weak-willed, sham of a real woman. I say good luck, Ms Renee Rose--you will never pull it off.

The Supreme Court was truly the ultimate achievement for Anna.

1952 days ago
90.

Howard learned to lie from his mom    

Janice Brenman's take on the scene fails on many levels. Steve Sadow did NOT talk about JB except to say he had said it all before and wasn't going to go through it again. He then spoke of his general demurrer and placed that filing's substance into plain language. How could a lawyer/blogger/media-'type' miss that? HKS acted in Court like an innocent man would and Dr. K acted like a falsely accused Professional with a successful ongoing practice would be expected to behave.

Her major complaint seems to be that RR was 'chummy' with unnamed news outlets - 'professional' jealousy I guess.

Posted at 9:46PM on May 13th 2009 by Only swim in the Ocean


Barf just like Sadow doesn't even know what job Jerry Brown has lol. Sadow was spinning his political rant again so Janice Brenman's take was correct.

So you must think it's ok to laugh in a court room before facing a judge for 6 felony charges regarding giving Anna drugs? The love of Howard's life??

Was ET there with Howard like always? You know ET. Howard had ET on the phone before Anna was dead for even two hours. ET who put $150,000.00 in a bank acct. for Howard 3 days after Anna's death!



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