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Howard K. Stern
Originally posted 10/28/2010 05:15PM
He was once Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer, confidant, reality show costar and lover.
Now Howard K. Stern has another label: convicted felon.
A Los Angeles Superior Court jury on Thursday found Stern guilty of two counts of conspiracy for fueling the starlet's raging prescription drug problem that ultimately killed her.
One of her doctors, Khristine Eroshevich, was also convicted of four charges; a second doctor, Sandeep Kapoor, was cleared of all counts.
The six-man, six-woman jury heard two months of testimony in the case of Stern, 41, and doctors Kapoor, 42, and Eroshevich, 62, who were charged with multiple felonies for allegedly conspiring to furnish prescription drugs to an addict.
Originally posted 05/13/2009 01:20PM
Three of those in Anna Nicole Smith's most-trusted circle pleaded not guilty Wednesday to conspiring to provide the drugs that killed her in 2007.
Howard K. Stern, 40, the Playboy model's lawyer-boyfriend, her physician Sandeep Kapoor, 40, and Smith's neighbor and psychiatrist Kristine Eroshevich, 61, entered the pleas before Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Kristi Lousteau, who ordered the three back on June 8 to set a summer date for a preliminary hearing.
Attorneys estimate the preliminary hearing will last at least two weeks.
Originally posted 04/07/2009 02:40PM
Two of the people accused of contributing to Anna Nicole Smith's drug death made their first court appearances Tuesday as their attorneys alleged the felonies were filed for political reasons.
Howard K. Stern, 40, boyfriend and lawyer of the Playboy model, and Kristine Eroshevich, 61, Smith's neighbor and psychiatrist, appeared before Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Kristi Lousteau, but said they were not ready to enter pleas. Lousteau ordered the pair back May 13 for arraignment.
Steve Sadow, one of three attorneys representing Stern, told reporters outside of court that state Attorney General Jerry Brown's allegations Stern was Smith's "principal enabler" in acquiring the toxic prescription drugs that led to her death two years ago are a "blatant attempt to advance his own political career."
"He is innocent of the baseless allegations made against him in the criminal complaint," Sadow said. "Both Anna and Howard believed in their doctors and relied in good faith on their medical judgment."
Originally posted 03/13/2009 03:25PM
Three people took part in the conspiracy to funnel powerful drugs that fed Anna Nicole Smith's addiction, California's attorney general, Jerry Brown, alleges.
But one was singled out by Brown as the alleged "principal enabler:" Smith's boyfriend and lawyer, Howard K. Stern.
"This was done knowingly and this was done with tragic consequences," Brown told a news conference a day after felony charges were filed against Stern, 40, and two doctors, Sandeep Kapoor, 40, and Khristine Eroshevich, 61.
"This was a conspiracy between three individuals," Brown said, adding that Stern was "the one that brought the drugs in many cases to Anna Nicole Smith."
Originally posted 11/19/2007 05:30PM
The long-delayed inquest into the mysterious death of Anna Nicole Smith's son finally began Monday in the Bahamas.
Howard K. Stern, former lawyer and confidante to Anna Nicole, made a brief appearance on the stand.
"Howard identified the body and how close he was to it," Nassau attorney Godfrey Pro Pinder, tells PEOPLE. Stern likely will be called to provide more in-depth testimony later, says Pinder, who represents another witness in the case.
Originally posted 06/20/2007 08:15AM
On Tuesday, a court named Larry Birkhead guardian of Dannielynn, his daughter with the late Anna Nicole Smith – but he has for months been building a life for himself and the baby.
Originally posted 06/19/2007 02:45PM
Four months after Anna Nicole Smith's death, a Los Angeles judge Tuesday named Howard K. Stern executor of her estate and Larry Birkhead guardian of his and Smith's daughter, Dannielynn.
Originally posted 04/02/2007 01:50PM
Anna Nicole Smith's partner, Howard K. Stern, has dropped his attempt to block the release of DNA test results that could reveal who is the father of Smith's baby daughter.
Originally posted 03/23/2007 04:45PM
With Anna Nicole Smith's autopsy report due to be released on Monday, the official inquest into the cause of her son Daniel's death is set to move forward in the Bahamas the same day.
Originally posted 03/20/2007 08:00PM
A Bahamas Supreme Court judge has urged Howard K. Stern to submit Anna Nicole Smith's daughter to DNA testing to determine her father.
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