A doctor who was arrested by federal agents for suspicion of conspiring to illegally distributor highly addictive prescription drugs without a legitimate medical purpose in California bragged to many people that he was the doctor to an elite circle of Hollywood celebrities RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
Dr. Nathan Kuemmerle was accused of running a "Pill Mill" where he sold prescriptions for Adderall, Xanax, Oxycotin and other medications to patients who did not show a need for the drugs, according to the criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
The documents said that Dr. Kuemmerle referrred to himself as a "fame monster," and RadarOnline.com has learned that he told other patients that he bragged about providing A-list celebrities with their prescription drugs. The celebrities he claimed to have given these prescriptions to range from a trouble actress to a famous singer married to an equally famous star to a teen singing sensation, RadarOnline.com can exclusively confirm.
While under surveillance Dr. Kuemmerle suggested that he had a celebrity patient waiting in another room for an undisclosed treatment according to the court documents. RadarOnline.com has learned that he told his other patients of his celebrity clients, bragging that he was serving the top level of Hollywood stars with the prescription drugs.
Dr. Kuemmerle was the initial focus of the investigation, not his patients, Thom Mrozek in the U.S. Attorney's office told RadarOnline.com, but the authorities will look into his patients records and if there are any that have excessive prescriptions that is something that could be investigated leading up to the trial.
Mrozek would not confirm if any Hollywood celebrities prescriptions were their focus. "We can't say if there are any patients we are investigating," Mrozek told RadarOnline.com.
Dr. Kuemmerle is being held without bond in Los Angeles awaiting his trial date.
Dr. Kuemmerle was the number one prescriber of the most powerful dosage of Adderall in California in 2009, and the second largest prescriber of an entire class of federally regulated drugs including oxycodone and hydrocodone, federal authorities said.
via Radar Online
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Follow-up: Kuemmerle was released on US$2 million bond on June 14.