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Pharmacist in pill mill ring wants sentence reduced because he’s fat

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FLORIDA (PIX11) — A 551-pound former pharmacist, confined to 30 months of house arrest for his role in a massive South Florida pill mill ring, now wants his sentence reduced.

His argument: He’s too heavy to leave home anyway, so house arrest is unnecessary.

The federal judge who sentenced him, however, U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra of West Palm Beach, was unmoved by that logic.

In a crisp order, Marra on Monday denied the request.

“Defendant was spared a prison sentence, not as a favor to him, but in order to spare the Bureau of Prisons the burden of having to care for him,” the judge wrote.

Steven Goodman, 70, received the sentence in August 2012 for supplying more than 1 million oxycodone and other prescription pills to “pain management” clinics run by Wellington twins Christopher and Jeffrey George.

The brothers are serving 14 and 15-and-a-half years respectively for disbursing illegal pills at clinics in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Wilton Manors.

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