Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend, one doctor convicted in drug conspiracy - CNN.com: "False names were used by Stern and the doctors to hide excessive prescriptions from the state's computer system that monitors drug usage, prosecutors argued. The defense said it is a common practice in Hollywood, used to protect celebrities' privacy from prying tabloid reporters.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert Perry hinted before the verdicts were returned that if any defendants were found guilty, he would consider 'possible selective prosecution issues' when sentencing them. He would have the power to reduce most of the felony charges to misdemeanors.
After the verdicts were returned, Perry set sentencing for January 6. Stern and Eroshvich could face a maximum of three years each in prison, according to the prosecutor's office."